UTTOXETER RFC boss Donald Hayes was delighted with his side’s excellent showing in the RFU Junior Vase.
The Town crushed Worksop 44-0 at Oldfields on Saturday to progress to the third round of the competition.
“It was an excellent performance from the team, particularly in the opening and closing quarters,” said director of rugby Hayes.
“The players took it upon themselves to make amends for the previous week’s disappointing defeat at Clee Hill. This was exactly the response the club was looking for.” Worksop visited Uttoxeter as tabletoppers in Midlands Four East (North) — but the Town thoroughly dominated them.
“Worksop are a good side who are topping their league,” said Hayes. “We just didn’t allow them to play.
“Our pack dominated them, we beat them in the ruck, the scrum and the line-out and our backs were able to execute the space provided with the precision we asked of them.
“Aaron Lakin looks to be very promising and we believe he has got a lot more to give, while Chris Basset and Dan Meads both returning from injury is a boost for the squad.
“Chris showed his versatility as he put in a solid performance in an unfamiliar position.” Uttoxeter face Harborne on Saturday as they return to action in Midlands Four West (North) looking to get back on top after their Clee Hill defeat.
“We have a vital match next week against Harborne,” said Hayes. “They have made an impressive start to their campaign.
“But we’re out to win this game.”