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Barking skipper eyeing a return this weekend against Hartpury College at Gale Street, weather permitting.
Barking skipper Craig Ratford was disappointed his side didn’t get the chance to test how far they had come after seeing their National League Two South clash at Redruth postponed on Saturday.
The Goresbrook side were going into the match off the back of their first win of the season — following 16 losses in a row — against Chinnor the previous weekend.
Although fly-half Ratford would have missed the game in Cornwall through injury, he feels the encounter would have been a test of how far the Goresbrook side had come in recent weeks.
“With the momentum gained from the win over Chinnor it would have been nice to have the game on,” said Ratford.
“Over the previous few weeks we had been improving, confidence was high and the Chinnor victory was no fluke.
“But all of the boys knew it was going to be a tough game. It would have been a test of how far we have come, so from that point of view it was disappointing that it was called off.
“Over the years though Redruth has been one of the most difficult places to go and it was always going to be the same on Saturday.
“They are a top-three side so we know how hard it would have been.
“The weather was pretty much the same throughout the whole country so it was no surprise it was off.”
For the full interview with the Barking skipper see Wednesday’s Post.