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London One North: Captain Nick Horton happy to see Eton Manor improving after earning fourth straight win

PUBLISHED: 17:00 07 February 2018

Eton Manor captain Nick Horton (left) and team-mate Ollie Waugh look to stop a Chingford opponent (pic: Martin Pearl).

Eton Manor captain Nick Horton (left) and team-mate Ollie Waugh look to stop a Chingford opponent (pic: Martin Pearl).

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The New Wilderness outfit defeated Diss 47-12 last weekend having only just beaten the same opposition 47-43 back in October

Nick Horton believes Eton Manor’s 47-12 win over Diss on Saturday shows the progress they have made in the London One North this season.

Jamie Connors’ team claimed a comprehensive bonus-point victory over their Suffolk rivals at the New Wilderness.

It was Manor’s fourth success in a row and completed a double over Diss after they had seen off the newly promoted side 47-43 on the road back in October.

Horton said: “Saturday was a really good win and we put in a strong performance against a team which could have been a potential banana skin.

“The score we got is the type of result we want to be getting against these types of sides in order to help us move up the table and show we can put a lot of points on the teams who will be mid-table finishers.

“It is a good sign of our progress this season as well because we scored 47 points again, like we did at their place, but last time we conceded 43, so to limit them to two tries with one being a consolation right at the end is pleasing.

“I think it was a pretty good performance overall, especially given the sloppy conditions.”

The wet weather forced Manor to change the venue of the match with the pitches at the New Wilderness waterlogged.

Head coach Connors had spoken in the lead up to the Diss fixture about potentially using Bancroft’s ground.

It proved to be a useful back up for Manor and Horton was delighted they managed to keep up their strong record at the local venue.

He added: “It is pretty handy having it around the corner and I don’t want to jinx anything, so I’ll touch wood and say this, but I don’t think we have lost at Bancroft.

“We must have played about 10 games there during my time at the club, so we have a pretty good record.

“If it was to come down to playing there again I don’t think we would be too sad about it because we’ve done well there.”


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