Rugby Union: Head coach Tom Redfern wants Woodford to build momentum in London Two North East with win at Cantabrigian

PUBLISHED: 14:00 05 October 2017

Woodford head coach Tom Redfern looks on (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Woodford head coach Tom Redfern looks on (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Highams club won for first time this term last weekend and head coach wants more success

Woodford head coach Tom Redfern is looking for his side to build on their first win of the season last time out when they visit Cantabrigian in London Two North East on Saturday.

The Highams club beat Chelmsford 52-17 at home last weekend to end a run of three straight defeats.

And with the experience of their first win of the term still fresh in their minds, Redfern is keen for Woodford to avoid enduring another long wait for their next success.

“Cantabs have not started the season well and, like us, only have the one win against Chelmsford, but we’ll head there and look to turn in a good performance,” he said.

“They were a good team last season, so I’m not too sure why they’re struggling, but we know they are a good side with a good set piece, so we have to be wary of that.”

A win against Cantabs this weekend could help Woodford transform their season, with Redfern believing the next couple of matches allow the club to build some much needed momentum.

Following the trip to Cantabs on Saturday, Woodford then host Harrow in the first round of the London Intermediate Cup the following weekend.

Harrow have stuttered in London Two North East so far this term and are without a win, giving Woodford hope for that cup tie on October 14.

And Redfern knows that wins against Cantabs in the league and Harrow in the cup would give the Highams club a real lift.

“The game against Cantabs and the cup game next week against Harrow are both winnable games and it’s a good chance for us to get on a good run of form,” he added.

“If we do win both of those games, then it’s three wins in a row and we will have some momentum behind us ahead of playing Rochford later in the month.

“It all starts with how well we want to play on Saturday against Cantabs.”


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