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Thursday, October 25, 2012
Barkin director of rugby Dean Cutting knows some crucial fixtures are coming up.
Barking director of rugby Dean Cutting feels November will be the crucial month as they look to move off the bottom of National Two South.
But before that comes around they face league leaders Henley Hawks at Gale Street on Saturday and Cutting hopes his side will be able to take advantage of any complacency from their Oxfordshire opponents.
“Henley aren’t top of the table for no reason and they have a big set of forwards that we will have to deal with,” said Cutting.
“We will be working on certain things in training to try and counteract the threat they pose.
“The hope is they come here a bit complacent and then you never know what can happen.
“But we have bigger fish to fry and November will be the month where we really have to get going.
“We have played all the sides in the top five so it has been a very difficult start.
“If you take out the Dings game we have played all the sides that will be up towards the top and challenging.
“November is a big month for us and hopefully that we see us start getting the positive results.”
Despite ending games positively, scoring the last points of the game again on Saturday in the 35-7 defeat at Shelford, the Gale Street chief knows they have got to learn how to start games positively.
“We’d be top of the division if it was based on teams scoring late on,” added Cutting.
“We look for positives in every game and there are a few we can take, and although it’s not ideal the situation we find ourselves in, we know there is a long way to go.
“Confidence, or a lack of it, is playing a part and the individual mistakes continue to come. But we have got to turn it around.”
Over the coming weeks Cutting is hopeful of making some useful additions to his side when other teams higher up the National League decide to make cuts, or players at those clubs are after more game time.
“We have our eye on a few players but it is still very early days yet.
“There are players who are playing in the league above who are not getting the game time and we can offer that.”