Bucks rivals square up in Bucks Cup

Wycombe will host Marlow in the last four

Wycombe will host Marlow in the last four

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MARLOW RFC will arrive at Kingsmead as a team on mission on December 1, but their hosts will view the Bucks Cup semi-final slightly differently.

Marlow beat Beaconsfield in Saturday's quarter-final to set up a trip to their old foes, but High Wycombe’s precarious position in South West 1 East means the league remains their focus and, when it comes to the cup, it’s almost a case of what will be, will be.

Head coach Dave Roberts said: “I know Marlow are highlighting the cup as a priority. For us, it’s just another game.

“My priority now and since the start of the season has been consolidating our position in the league.

“The players know we need a win and some bonus points before Christmas so we haven’t concerned ourselves with the cup.”

However, as much as Wycombe might want to take the sting out of the occasion, they know it will still have plenty of bite.

Roberts said: “A county cup semi-final is always going to be a big game, no matter who you play or where you play.

“But the fact that it’s Marlow and the fact that it’s a home makes this a very big game.

“It will be the third time we meet this season and having looked at our peformance at their place, if we can repeat that and continue our development in the coming weeks then I think we’ve got a good chance of turning them over.”

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