Wells “cannot be complacement”

PUBLISHED: 14:00 30 July 2015

Will Rogers of Woodford Wells finished unbeaten on 37 (pic: Ray Lawrence/TGSPHOTO)

Will Rogers of Woodford Wells finished unbeaten on 37 (pic: Ray Lawrence/TGSPHOTO)

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Skipper tells club they must be focussed to beat Orsett

Joe Johnson has warned his Woodford Wells team-mates they cannot approach their Essex League Division One match at bottom club Orsett thinking the game is already won.

Orsett have picked up just two wins from 12 fixtures so far and are 22 points adrift of safety.

Wells warmed up for the encounter with a comfortable seven-wicket win at home to Upminster, who sit one place above Orsett in the standings.

But Johnson has told the Wells team in no uncertain terms they must be fully focused if they are to return from Orsett with their sixth win of the season.

“It’s still pretty tight in this league so the fact that they’re bottom, you shouldn’t read too much into,” said the Wells skipper.

“It won’t be easy, we know that. We have to be composed, do things right and if we do that we should win.”

When the sides met earlier in the season, it was Wells who cantered to a comfortable six-wicket win.

But while confident of securing the double over Orsett on Saturday, Johnson knows where their threat lies.

“I don’t think I’ve played at their ground before, but what I do know from the game earlier in the season is that they have some good bowlers,” he added.

With promotion rivals Hornchurch and Southend having slipped up last time, Wells know a win is imperative to keep pressure on those at the top of the standings.

But with Orsett fighting for their lives to stay up, Wells will have to battle.

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