Brentwood captain wants his side to bounce back against Hornchurch

Aaron West (left), Joe Buttleman and Tom Oakley of Brentwood (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Aaron West (left), Joe Buttleman and Tom Oakley of Brentwood (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO) - Credit: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Brentwood captain Joe Buttleman wants his side to bounce back against Essex Premier Division outfit Hornchurch this weekend.

Buttleman and his side will host fourth placed Hornchurch tomorrow (Saturday) and will be hoping to bag a victory and keep putting points on board after ruling themselves out of the title race.

“We’re a very proud side and a lot of the team are pretty down, but we will be going out there to win,” he said.

“Mathematically we can still win the league, but I can’t see any team beating Wanstead with the firepower they’ve got.”

The skipper admits Hornchurch will be tough opponents, but he’s very confident of getting a result.

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“They’ve had a good season and brought some good new players in this year,” Buttleman said.

“I’m confident we can go and get a win.”

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Buttleman wants his side to not read too much into Hornchurch and just worry about finishing the season on a high.

“We just need to concentrate on our own game Saturday,” he admitted.

“We want to bounce back and try getting as many points as possible.”

Brentwood will be boosted by the return of England under-19s star Will Buttleman and Tom Oakley for the clash.

“I have got Will and Tom back,” he said.

“They’re certainly two crucial players for our team and hopefully they’ll come back in and put us over the line in our last two matches.”

The captain revealed they’re disappointed to not win the league, but will be doing everything they can to finish as runners-up now.

“We just want to finish as high up the table as we can.

“It’s not ideal or where we wanted to be, but most clubs would be biting our hands off to be in the position we are.”

The club lost by 107 runs to their title rivals in their last match and Buttleman is disappointed to have fallen short again this season.

“It’s incredibly disappointing.

“It’s a shame as we were in a position we wanted to be last week, but not anymore.

“They’ve got a good bowling attack, which they used to their advantage against us, as I felt we kept them to a reasonable score.”

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