Fedele wary of winless Southwold

PUBLISHED: 13:00 01 October 2015

Wanstead in action against Upminster

Wanstead in action against Upminster


Wanstead captain says teams in London Three North East are all of good quality

Wanstead skipper Anthony Fedele knows that every team in London Three North East can be beaten as his side prepare to travel to Southwold on Saturday.

The Herons so far have a perfect record in the league with two wins from their first two matches this year.

Southwold, though, have been the exact opposite with two losses to their name, not that it has caught the attention of Fedele.

“It’s funny because I’ve been playing so long in this league that in my first year as captain, I’m not really too fussed about how other teams are doing,” he said.

“I know that every team in this league can beat each other but it’s about doing it home and away. It’s all well and good beating a team, but you have to back it up when you play them again.”

Fedele is in his first year as captain at Roding Lane North, having taken over from Chris Luxmoore during the summer.

But he says his transition into the leadership role has been made easier by the support network at the club.

“We’re an extremely well organised club. I have a good vice-captain and management team around me so I can focus on the playing side of things,” he added.

The Herons may have two wins to their names so far, but one of those was a walkover from their last fixture after forfeited the match.

And while Fedele acknowledged it was frustrating to have a free weekend so soon after the start of the season, he did note there were some positives to come from it.

“It was disappointing but it gave us two wins from two. We were also nursing a couple of injuries from our first game, so it wasn’t the worst thing in the world.”

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