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Redfern wants Woodford to keep hold of top spot by beating Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 15:00 27 September 2018

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

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

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Highams club won 26-25 at Southwold last weekend

Tom Redfern wants Woodford to maintain top spot in London Two North East with victory at home to Ipswich on Saturday.

The Highams club have enjoyed a majestic start to the new campaign, taking maximum points in each of their three games so far.

That run sees Woodford sit a point clear from Saffron Walden at the top of the early standings.

And head coach Redfern hopes the Highams club can keep a hold of their lofty position in the coming weeks, but knows they need to continue delivering good displays to achieve that.

“We know we need to keep performing to a high level if we want to stay top,” said Redfern.

“We’ve had a great start to the season and being top of the table shows what a fantastic journey we’ve been on in the last 18 months.

“Credit to the squad, they are giving it their all and us as coaches as just a small part of the jigsaw contributing to their success.”

Woodford host Ipswich after securing a thrilling 26-25 win away to Southwold last Saturday.

Jake Collins snatched victory for the Highams club with a late try, while Theo Kaltsas, Matt Farrington and Will Cooper-Rendu also crossed the whitewash.

The dramatic triumph ensured Woodford maintained their perfect start to the campaign, but Redfern knows the display was far from his team’s best.

“We weren’t happy with the performance and know that we can do a lot better,” he added.

“The players know that too, but that shows how determined they are in their efforts to keep improving.

“If we continue to perform to the levels we’re capable of, that should mean we are able to get the results we want.”

The victory at Southwold was Woodford’s closest margin of success this term, but Redfern says he knew it would be tough.

“Of our first three games, we felt the Southwold match was always going to be the most difficult,” he said.

“To come out with the victory despite not playing well was pleasing. We also had to adapt our game to suit the conditions, which was pleasing too.”

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