Woodford head coach Redfern chasing more success against Harlow

PUBLISHED: 16:00 13 September 2018

Woodford in action against Wanstead in London Two North East last season (pic: David Loveday/TGS Photo)

Woodford in action against Wanstead in London Two North East last season (pic: David Loveday/TGS Photo)

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Highams club recorded a 36-20 triumph at Basildon last weekend

Woodford head coach Tom Redfern wants more success from his side at home to Harlow on Saturday as they look to build on an opening-day win in London Two North East.

The Highams club began the term last weekend with a 36-20 triumph at Basildon, taking all five points on offer.

In their first home game of the campaign this Saturday, Redfern will want a similar result from his side and an improved display to boot.

Woodford welcome a Harlow side who lost 29-12 at home to Norwich last weekend, but Redfern says he has not read much into the opposition’s form.

“We’re unsure what to expect from Harlow and while we know what their results over pre-season and in the first game have been, the focus is on us,” he said.

“We beat them when we last played them, but a lot may have changed for them so we just have to assess the challenge on the day and adjust if we need to.”

Last weekend saw Woodford pick up from where they left off last season, extending their winning streak in competitive matches to five.

It was a fine start to the new term away to a Basildon side who could have been a potential banana skin, having been promoted by London Three Essex last term.

Woodford were able to claim an impressive victory on the road and Redfern believes the success has added to a positive mood around the squad in the early weeks of the new term.

“The display could have been better, but I’m just pleased to start the season with a win,” he added.

“We’ve created a good environment at the club because we want the time the players spend with us to be the best time of their week.

“We just need to keep working hard and the lads need to keep putting in the effort because we know tough tests lie ahead.”

Another victory this weekend will only further enhance the positive mood in the Woodford camp at the start of the new season.

And Redfern will hope that continues for some time yet as he looks for the Highams club to avoid a repeat of last year’s battle to avoid relegation which went down to the last game.

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