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Promotion chances and safety hopes ensure plenty at stake for both Maidstone and Aylesford Bulls ahead of London 2 South East derby

24 January 2014
by Craig Tucker

Andy Foley. Picture Matthew Walker

Andy Foley. Picture: Matthew Walker

Rugby rivals Maidstone and Aylesford need points for different reasons when they meet at The Mote.

Maidstone want to get their London 2 South East promotion bid back on track on Saturday, while for Bulls it’s all about easing relegation concerns.

The hosts are looking to complete the double over Bulls, having won at the Jack Williams Ground last October.

Richard Garrett. Picture Martin Apps

Richard Garrett. Picture: Martin Apps

Coach Andy Foley said: “It should be a good game. We’re still up the top end and they’re not where they want to be. 

"We didn’t play fantastically at their place but we got a result and have to take confidence from that."

Maidstone have lost three of their last four matches and Bulls coach Richard Garrett hopes his side can take advantage of the dip in form.

He said: “Their recent results do give us more encouragement but we’ll need to be at our best. 

"Certainly among the players there’s been no discussions about Maidstone’s position in the league and trying to stop them going up. It’s just that it’s a local derby and you want to beat the team next door."

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