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Wiggins pleased with Wanstead’s perseverance after beating Cantabrigians

PUBLISHED: 10:00 02 October 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 eventually eased to a 31-12 win after a scoreless first half at Roding Lane North

David Wiggins was pleased Wanstead persevered with their game plan after a frustrating first half to beat Cantabrigians 31-12 in London Two North East.

Despite the teams scoring 43 points between, the match at Roding Lane North was scoreless at half time.

The Herons clicked into gear in the second half, with Chad Harris scoring a hat-trick of tries and Lewis Pruce also crossing the whitewash, while Liam Ball added three conversions.

In the end, Wanstead eased to a success over a Cantabs side without a win in the league so far this term.

But Herons director of rugby Wiggins believes Cantabs played a lot better than their record this season suggests.

“I’m surprised Cantabrigians are as low as they are in the table because they gave us a real test,” he said.

“It was scoreless at the break, but we told the players at half time not to panic just because we hadn’t scored.

“In the second half, we kept playing as we had done and stay organised, which led to 31 points in the end.”

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