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Murphy praises Hyett after win

17:30 13 January 2015

Woodford in action earlier in the season (pic: Martin Pearl)

Woodford in action earlier in the season (pic: Martin Pearl)

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Highams coach hails late conversion in 12-10 victory over relegation rivals

Woodford coach Andy Murphy praised Peter Hyett after his late conversion sealed a two-point win against Ipswich on Saturday in the London One North.

Mike Lawlor crossed over in the first half to cancel out the visitors opening try and ensure both teams came in level at the break.

Ipswich went ahead again in the second period, but Nick James scored a late try to make it 10-10 at Highams.

It was left for Hyett to kick the extras to seal the win and despite awful conditions, he duly delivered - much to the delight of the Woodford coach.

Murphy said: “The conversion by Pete was immense. It was 20-yards-out, side ways and right on the touchline.

“He kicked it so wide we all thought it was missing and I was telling the boys to get ready to get the ball down there end so we could get the win.

“But it went in and Pete actually spent half an hour before the game practising his kicks from that spot as well.

“Once that went in we had to keep the ball and it was good that the boys all went into a mode of looking after it and we kept it well for the final three or four minutes.”

It was another late win for Woodford, after they defeated Brentwood last weekend with penalty try in the final play of the game.

Murphy was pleased with their second consecutive victory and believes the upturn in results comes from players attending training more regularly.

He added: “It was another close one and Ipswich probably played slightly better than Brentwood did last weekend and they had chances to win it.

“It is different when you have players available for matches and training and you can see we understand each other more.

“We have another training session tonight and we can work on more things ahead of this weekend.”

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