Ellis-Grewal wants Wanstead to end well

PUBLISHED: 10:15 04 September 2015

Joe Ellis-Grewal of Wanstead (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Joe Ellis-Grewal of Wanstead (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Herons still have outside chance of snatching title on final day

Wanstead skipper Joe Ellis-Grewal hopes his team can end their 2015 campaign on a high after coming so close to winning the Essex League Premier Division title.

The Herons have been battling with Chelmsford and Brentwood for the crown all year, but look set to miss out as their title rivals play one another on Saturday.

Wanstead end their season as Colchester visit Overton Drive this weekend, looking to avenge their defeat at the start of July.

Having led the way for much of the early part of the summer, Ellis-Grewal hopes Wanstead can sign off in style on their home turf.

“It’s nice to have the last game at home. We want to bat first, put on a decent score and win,” he said.

“If we win, then it would be somewhat bittersweet. We’ve shown we’re one of the better teams, but you can’t lose four games and win the title.”

There is still a chance Wanstead could end up as champions, although they would need the match between Chelmsford and Brentwood to end in a draw with the latter picking up no bonus points.

Ellis-Grewal knows it is unlikely the Herons will win the league, but says the team must do everything they can to give themselves a chance.

He added: “Brentwood only need three points to knock us out of contention to win the title.

“It’s not impossible, but it is looking unlikely. We have to win our game and see what happens.”

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