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Hat-trick hero Cole says Maidenhead RFC had old scores to settle against Weston-super-Mare

Hat-trick hero Dave Cole said Maidenhead had a point to prove going into Saturday’s game against Weston-super-Mare.

The South West Premier leaders had beaten Maids 24-14 at Braywick Park last season and slotted a last-gasp conversion to draw with them at home so there were old scores to be settled last weekend.

Forward momentum carried Maids to an impressive 22-0 victory with Cole profiting with all three of his side’s tries.

“They’re tough competitors of ours,” Cole said after the final whistle.

“We lost to them here last year. We then went down to their place and they slotted a conversion in the last couple of seconds. So we had a real point to prove today.

“The boys really got up for it. Like I said they’re a quality side. We knew that going into it, we were training all week.

“We’ve been watching a bit of what they’ve been doing last year.We hit our tactics well and we drilled very well. Scrums was a great point for us and they’ve got one of the best scrums in the league.

“It’s good when you’ve got the forward momentum and it’s hard to be stopped. We just seemed to have the forward momentum all the way through the game and I think we had the edge today.”

Looking ahead to Saturday’s trip to Barnstaple Cole added: “We’ve got a three game hit. We’ve had these guys today (Saturday), we’ve got Barnstaple next week and then we’ve got our local rivals Bracknell.”

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