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Thursday, October 11, 2012
Barking director of rugby Dean Cutting knows the necessity for the Goresbrook outfit to start picking up the points.
Though Barking director of rugby Dean Cutting wouldn’t go as far to say this weekend’s home tie against Dings Crusaders is a must-win, he knows his side have to pick up their first points of the National Two South season sooner rather then later.
Cutting watched on as his side slipped to a 62-6 defeat at Hartpury College to seal a sixth successive defeat and despite the heavy margin, the Goresbrook chief was pleased his side never gave up.
“We have come up against a very good Hartpury side who have a fantastic set-up,” he said.
“We were under no illusions that it was going to be tough, but yet again there were more bad things than good things,” said Cutting.
“The guys stayed strong until the end, they could have folded and it could have been worse.
“I cannot fault the players’ commitment to the cause.”
Dings currently sit one place and four points above Barking in the National Two South table after having their first win chalked off for fielding an ineligible player against Southend on the opening day of the season.
And though there is still a lot of rugby to be played between now and the end of the season, Cutting wants his side to start getting some points on the board – and fast.
“I’ll never say it is a must-win game but the points will be greatly appreciated if we can get them on Saturday and results start to go in our favour,” said the Gale Street chief.
“We are only six games in and there is plenty left to play for.
“Obviously playing someone around us in the table gives us a good opportunity to take points off them,” he said.