London One North: Eton Manor looking to get Brentwood defeat out of their system at the weekend, says captain Nick Horton

PUBLISHED: 15:00 28 February 2018

Eton Manor players do their best to stop a Brentwood opponents (pic: Martin Pearl).

Eton Manor players do their best to stop a Brentwood opponents (pic: Martin Pearl).


The New Wilderness club saw their good run of form ended on February 17 and have been kicking their heels ever since due to a number of reasons

Eton Manor captain Nick Horton admits he didn’t want the London One North to take a break last weekend.

The whole division had the Saturday off, but the Wanstead-based club were hoping to get back into the swing of things after a frustrating defeat at Brentwood on February 17.

Jamie Connors’ team went to King George’s Playing Field in good spirits, but came up short against the league leaders and lost 62-10.

“I think we would have rather played last weekend. There was a lot of disappointment when we came off the pitch and sat in the changing room,” said Horton.

“The best thing to do after that is to get straight back into training and another game, but I guess the break might have given some boys who had niggly injuries a chance to get back fit.

“Personally I would have rather got straight back into it and put right the things which went wrong last time out, so we’ll keep our fingers crossed for this Saturday’s game with Old Haberdashers.”

Given the minus temperatures and the snow, this weekend’s clash at the New Wilderness may fall foul of the weather.

If that was the case, it would only give Manor even more time to mall over their defeat at rivals Brentwood.

Horton admitted the table doesn’t lie with the Essex club top with 90 points to their name after winning 18 of their 20 fixtures this season.

Nevertheless, Manor felt they could have given a better account of themselves at the home of the leaders.

“The Brentwood result was really disappointing. We were on a good run and had a really consistent team over the last few weeks, so there were no excuses,” said Horton.

“Brentwood are a really good side and deserve to be where they are because the league table doesn’t lie.

“I think they haven’t lost since the first month of the season, so they are doing really well and have a good squad, but we are disappointed with the performance we put in and the account we gave because we certainly could have done more and pushed them harder.”

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