HOLYPORT showed what they are capable of with a full-strength side this season in an 8-1 thrashing of Chalfont Wasps at Summerleaze on Tuesday.

That is the belief of Port boss Barry Rake, who also saw his team lose 6-1 away at Sandhurst Town when missing a number of players on Saturday.

Rake told the Observer: “We have a few players back and available now and that makes a difference. Four have not played much at all and we were missing a few on Saturday.

“It was a great performance against Chalfont and we took all our chances, so it was fantastic. Normally you miss a few but the scoreline says it all and I thought we thoroughly deserved to win.

“It was a good win because Chalfont are not normally a poor side, they’re normally towards the top half.”

On the defeat to Sandhurst, he added: “We were missing quite a few players. Even I was down as sub.

“A few players are still playing cricket but I don’t know why they want to do that when you can play football.

“When we can get a regular team out we’re a good side but that’s the trouble at the moment.

“I’ve no targets as such, we just want to improve week on week. I want to get a regular side out and see where we go.

Having got their first free points of the season in midweek, Holyport make the journey to Thame Rangers this Saturday (3pm).

Rake said: “Thame are a new team to the league and I don’t know anything about the club. It will be a trip into the unknown for us.”

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