Coach Salmon Pleased With Win
RN U23 Head Coach, Owen Salmon (RNAS Yeovilton) expressed himself pleased with Saturday's victory over the RAF U23. However he was also quick to point out that the team will need to work hard this week and look to eradicate some of the unforced errors that were made. It is hardly suprising that the team played in a slightly disjointed fashion as it was the first time they had played together this season. The two previous warm up matches had been called off by the oppostiion and the two matches prior to that, against Newbury and Lydney, the squad had been without many players involved with the Babcock Commonwealth Cup. However Owen may need to work overtime again; bringing together another group of players as injury and unavailability due to Operational reasons is going to preclude the same team being available this week. Commenting on what would to many be the height of frustration Owen remained positive. He explained that though there may be as many as seven changes to the team he was certain that those who came in would relish the opportunity and rise to the occassion. He also felt it was a good test of the development system in place, there being no greater examination than a match against the traditional foe at home. The Royal Navy U23 team host the Army U23 team on Sunday 29 November at Burnaby Road Portsmouth. 14:00 Kick Off. A win against the reigning Inter Service Champions would make it a second tournament win in three years for the RN U23 organisation.