HEAD coach Matt Goode has challenged his Banbury side to improve on last season’s top-six finish and win the Oxfordshire Cup for a third year in a row.

Bulls begin their South West 1 East campaign with a home fixture against local rivals Witney at Bodicote Park on Saturday.

It is Banbury’s second season back in the sixth tier of English rugby and there have been a number of changes at the club.

Centre Goode has taken over as head coach but will continue to play, replacing James Kerr, who remains in the backroom team.

Props Pete Boulton and Joe Winpenny have joined, as have backs George Grieve and Tommy Gray.

Goode said: “We would like to beat last year, whether that’s one or two positions above.

“We’re going to look at individual games, firstly Witney at home is going to be a big test.

“Ideally we would like to be at least one place above where we were and hopefully retain the cup again – that would be a dream come true.”