Rugby Union: David Wiggins knows Wanstead face tough assignment against Chelmsford in London Two North East

PUBLISHED: 15:00 08 March 2018

A Wanstead player carries the ball forward earlier in the season (pic: David Loveday/TGS Photo)

A Wanstead player carries the ball forward earlier in the season (pic: David Loveday/TGS Photo)

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Herons won previous meeting between sides, but with Chelmsford having picked up of late, head coach is wary of threat

Wanstead head coach David Wiggins believes Chelmsford will provide a different proposition on Saturday to the one they faced earlier in the London Two North East season.

The Herons entertain their Essex rivals on Saturday having got the better of them in the earlier fixture in November.

The Roding Lane North club won 36-14 at Chelmsford, though Wiggins feels his side could have won by more that day.

But with Chelmsford’s form having picked up of late, the Wanstead head coach knows that presents his side with a different challenge on Saturday.

“Most clubs in this division have improved as the season has gone on, which makes our task this weekend a bit tougher,” said Wiggins.

“When we played at Chelmsford earlier in the season, we were a little disappointed with our display.

“We had two tries disallowed and we felt we should have scored more points than we did.

“Hopefully we can achieve want we want to achieve against Chelmsford this weekend.”

Saturday looks set to be a busy day for Wanstead in general, with all three of the club’s senior sides in action.

Like the firsts, the seconds host Chelmsford opposition, while the thirds tackle East London thirds.

And with so many matches at Roding Lane North to look forward to on Saturday, Wiggins hopes it is a good day all round for Wanstead.

“We’re hoping for good results for all three teams and a good club night after the matches,” he added.

“I’ve only been at the club since the start of the season, but it’s a good place to be when everyone’s happy!”

As for the firsts, Saturday’s clash with Chelmsford will be a first game since February 17 after the cold weather caused last weekend’s trip to Norwich to be postponed.

But Wiggins revealed the team still got together last weekend, which he feels demonstrated the togetherness within the squad.

“They all had a good time together last weekend and that kind of thing can do nothing but good from my point of view,” he said.


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