Wiggins wants Wanstead to keep plugging away against Cantabs

PUBLISHED: 11:00 27 September 2018

Wanstead in action last season (pic: David Loveday/TGS Photo)

Wanstead in action last season (pic: David Loveday/TGS Photo)

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Herons lost 22-19 at home to Saffron Walden last Saturday

David Wiggins has urged Wanstead to keep plugging away ahead of hosting Cantabrigians in London Two North East on Saturday.

The Herons were beaten 22-19 at home to Saffron Walden last weekend, the second match in a row they have lost by three points.

The Roding Lane North club had hopes of finishing in the top three this term, but their recent run of defeats will have dented their chances of achieving that.

Director of rugby Wiggins, though, is not pushing the panic button and feels Wanstead are not all too far away from returning to winning ways.

“We know where we are and where we stand. We’ve had two close defeats that could have gone our way on another day,” he said.

“We’ve lost our last two games both by three points after a good win on the opening day, so we know we have it in us.

“We’re playing well, but unfortunately things just aren’t going the way we want them to at the minute.”

The defeat at home to Saffron Walden saw Wanstead lose a second match in a row in London Two North East, having been beaten 24-21 at Romford & Gidea Park the previous weekend.

Wiggins, however, feels his team delivered an improved display at Saffron Walden and believes a similar performance against Cantabs could lead to a victory.

“We’re pleased with the performance because it was very different to the one we have the week before,” he added.

“I don’t think we did anything wrong, so we just have to take the result on the chin and move on.

“We’re doing things right, so there is no need to panic as long as we continue to do what we’ve been doing.

“The boys stuck to their task and a neutral watching the game last week would have had good entertainment.

“The result wasn’t what we wanted, so we must move on and get ready to face Cantabrigians.”

Wiggins will hppe Wanstead can return to winning ways with a triumph at home to Cantabrigians this Saturday.

And as the director of rugby says, another strong display may be all that is needed.

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