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Murphy: Woodford building nicely

PUBLISHED: 09:41 13 October 2015 | UPDATED: 09:41 13 October 2015

The rugby season is back underway (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

The rugby season is back underway (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Head coach thrilled start to new season

Woodford head coach Andy Murphy believes the team turned in one of their best performances of the season as they beat Old Merchant Taylors’ 55-17 to maintain their unbeaten start in London Two North West.

The Highams club ran riot at home to make it three wins in a row and are yet to lose in their four league matches this season.

Murphy says this run of form is setting the team up for a good season and was pleased with how well the team has started both their campain and against Taylors’.

“We’re building nicely. We started well against OMT but we fell asleep for about 15 minutes in the second half and they scored a couple of tries,” said Murphy.

“We had a chat under the posts to calm things down a bit and we upped it from there, scoring another three tries. It was a quality performance.”

Unsurprisingly in such a big win, there were several standout performers for the hosts.

Matt Drury impressed Murphy in the second row, but the head coach was also pleased with the displays from two of his backs

“Matt was brilliant at lock and scored two. He dominated the line out, was quick across the park and made tackles,” he added.

“Pete Hyett was also very good at full back, controlling the play. Rory Ewens has come in at fly half because of injury but has taken his chance well.”


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