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Horton admits Eton Manor did not execute plan well in first half of loss to Old Priorians

PUBLISHED: 15:00 20 November 2018

Eton Manor captain Nick Horton crosses for a try (pic: Martin Pearl)

Eton Manor captain Nick Horton crosses for a try (pic: Martin Pearl)

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New Wilderness outfit went down 34-27 at home on Saturday

Nick Horton knows Eton Manor did not play to their potential during a 34-27 loss at home to Old Priorians in London One North.

The New Wilderness club were beaten for the third time in their last four league matches, having started the season with a run of six games unbeaten.

Against Priors, captain Horton feels Manor did not start well which led to them ultimately facing an uphill task.

“We started slowly and were unable to get a foothold early on, which was disappointing as that was something we spoke about in the build-up to the game,” he said.

“We didn’t execute things as we would have liked in the first half and though we were better in the second half, we gifted Old Priorians a couple of tries.

“That didn’t help and from there we were always playing catch-up, which made it tough.”

Manor are next in action on Saturday when they make the trip to leaders Rochford Hundred.

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