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Canterbury RFC head coach Andy Pratt dismisses thoughts of thrashing winless Barking and says any win will do

By Alex Hoad

Andy Prattby Alex Hoad

Head coach Andy Pratt has cooled thoughts of a Canterbury try-fest at winless Barking, insisting he would be happy with a one-point win.

Canterbury make their shortest trip of the National 2 South season to face the Essex side on Saturday but Pratt is wary of the fixture despite the hosts having an average score of 53-11 against them in their 14 games this season, all defeats.

Canterbury added 47 points in the second half of a 74-15 home win against Barking in September but Pratt (pictured) said that display would likely make things harder for his side, who have struggled themselves on the road with seven losses from eight games.

He said: "Barking have had their problems this season but they have brought some players in lately.

"I’m sure they will have a good crowd in for the game and their players will be well up for it.

"I’m sure they will want a little revenge after the result earlier in the season and I would be happy with any win."

He added: "A victory is the only thing that matters. We have had plenty of bonus points and are scoring tries but it’s about time we got an away win."

The city club have lost their last six on the road after winning at Lydney in September and Pratt added: "We have been close on a couple of occasions but not managed to pull it off."

Do you think Canterbury can finish the year with a win? Have your say below.

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