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Change not necessarily better for winning Blues

Oxford Harlequins trip likely to see 'the same again' call

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Change not necessarily better for winning Blues

New boy Matt Horne scoring against Reading last week

IT is likely to be same again from Newbury Blues when they head to Oxford on Saturday to tackle the Harlequins side in South West One east.

The former champions were relegated back to the division at the end of last season and after a scratchy start, have come into recent form, culminating in toppling leaders Maidenhead last week.

“They have hit form recently,” said Blues had coach Lee Goodall, “and aparently they and Maidenhead missed a lot of chances last week and were blaming the weather, although they were playing on a plastic pitch.

“It’s like Witney in that I;ve ne ver won there but we know that if we are going to be a serious force in this league then we have to win away.”

Blues won at home last week, comfortably against Reading with newcomer Matt Horne marking his debut with two tries and, says the coach: “It’s very difficult to change a wining team that dominated a game so much. I can’t see many changes, if any.”

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