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No stroll in the Park for Manor

PUBLISHED: 14:30 19 February 2015

Eton Manor head coach Jamie Connors

Eton Manor head coach Jamie Connors

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Eton Manor host struggling Romford & Gidea Park in London One North this weekend, but head coach Jamie Connors has insisted his team will not take their rivals lightly.

After no game last Saturday, Manor return to action with a clash against a team that has registered only three victories this season.

But the New Zealander is not taking the win for granted.

“They are in the bottom three so in danger of getting relegated,” said Connors. “But they played Chingford last week and did okay (a 26-12 loss), so we are expecting a difficult challenge this week.

“We can’t take them too lightly because we played them around this time last season.

“They were down the bottom of the table then as well, but we didn’t get the fourth try for the bonus point until late, so they made it hard work and they are a very proud team so we won’t be taking anything for granted.”

Connors enjoyed the weekend break from London One North action, but concedes now is the time to regain focus.

He added: “Hopefully we can take the momentum we had against Chingford (a 24-8 win) into this game and keep at that level.

“It doesn’t seem like a long time, a week, but the guys would have switched off so we need to get them back focused on the task ahead.

“It is good to refresh, but even I have switched off and forgotten about rugby, so everyone needs to get back on it now.”

Woodford host leaders Colchester on Saturday, while Wanstead are set to entertain Stowmarket in London Three North East and Ilford visit Maldon in Essex One.

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