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Berry bitterly disappointed by Maidenhead's defeat to Ivybridge

Andy Berry hobbled off the Braywick Road pitch nursing a knock and a bruised ego after the side failed to make the most of their opportunities in a disappointing 36-33 defeat to Ivybridge.

Berry, who scored one of Maids’ five tries on the afternoon, should run off his injury in time for Saturday’s trip to Launceston, and he and his teammates will also be looking to shake off the scars of their last two defeats.

“To be honest with you it’s bitterly disappointing,” he said.

“We should have stormed it. It’s a long old way for them to come on a bus trip and credit to them – they played for 80 minutes.

“But to be honest with you we should have been three or four scores ahead first half without conceding so we’ve only got ourselves to blame. Just frustrated is the word I would use.

“We like to make it hard for ourselves. Zoran will look at our defence this week and our transition to defence because when we give the ball away maybe we’re just not switching on quick enough to try and get back and defend our lines.

“We’ll look at that but this is also a bit of a wake-up call.”

He added: “I think at this level you’ll punish yourself if you don’t take your chances. Good teams that can throw the ball around will punish you if you don’t. Last year we had a motto that we’d ‘always score one more than the opposition’ but we probably need to cut that out now.

“We want to put on a show for the fans here and think we’re good enough to do that.”

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