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Park must ignore results of leaders Woodford, says head coach

PUBLISHED: 12:00 30 November 2018

Romford & Gidea Park's Ian Semain (centre) celebrates scoring a try against Woodford (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo).

Romford & Gidea Park's Ian Semain (centre) celebrates scoring a try against Woodford (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo).

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The Crow Lane club have been urged to focus on the controllables ahead of Saturday’s return to competitive action

Jordan Wigham insists Romford & Gidea Park will only focus on themselves in the London Two North East and not get carried away by watching Woodford’s form.

The Crow Lane club will get back into the swings of things at the weekend when they host South Woodham Ferrers looking for a ninth consecutive league win.

A victory for Park coupled with leaders Woodford losing away to third-placed Saffron Walden on Saturday would see a change in guard at the top, but head coach Wigham isn’t bothered.

He said: “I’m not focused on anything else apart from what Romford are doing because we can only control what we do and not what others do.

“Our focus is to put in a good performance against South Woodham Ferrers and overcome the challenge they will present.

“We will carry on evolving and developing as a squad, but we must not worry about the things that are out of our control.

“We have to focus on the things we have an influence on.”

Park can control the result they achieve against South Woodham, who are ninth in the standings with three victories from their first nine fixtures this season.

After earning a stunning win at previously unbeaten Woodford on November 17, Wigham wants his squad to back it up with another triumph on Saturday.

He added: “The most important thing is we keep building and working hard.

“It’s important we back up the performance against Woodford with another good display when South Woodham Ferrers come to us this weekend.

“I know they will be a strong outfit and will be another tough challenge, and it’s how quickly we can overcome that and work out how to win the game.”

Romford expected to get the chance to back up the Woodford win with a trip to Canvey Island in the Essex Intermediate Cup.

The quarter-final tie was not contested, however, as the hosts gave Park a walkover and the day off for the first-team gave them an opportunity to relax.

“We had a few niggles, so it was good to rest them because we worked them hard last week in training,” Wigham said.

“This week it was good to get back out there on the training ground and address a few things.”

After a Saturday off, Romford will aim to make it nine league wins in a row at Crow Lane.

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