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Rugby Union: Wanstead head coach David Wiggins happy to edge past Sudbury in London Two North East

PUBLISHED: 12:00 27 September 2017

The rugby season is well underway (pic: Jamie Pluck).

The rugby season is well underway (pic: Jamie Pluck).

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Herons needed a late Tim Coughlan penalty to maintain 100 per cent record

Wanstead head coach David Wiggins was a relieved man as a late Tim Coughlan penalty saw the Herons beat Sudbury 35-32 in London Two North East.

After Joe Jones, Lewis Pruce (2), Ernie Lisauskas and Alfie Cox all scored tries for the Roding Lane North club, Coughlan kicked a late penalty to maintain Wanstead’s 100 per cent record this term.

The Herons had led 25-14 at half time, and while they held on to win, Wiggins knows it was a lot closer than it should have been.

“How I’ve been describing the match to people is that it was an important win with unnecessary drama,” admitted Wiggins.

“Of course, we’re pleased to keep our good start to the season going and I think we can do some damage in this league.

“Even though we knew Sudbury would respond in the second half, which they did, we carried on doing what we had done all game, which led to the penalty and the win, which I feel we deserved.”

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