Rugby Union: Tom Redfern says consistency is key for Woodford going forward in London Two North East

PUBLISHED: 12:00 19 October 2017

Woodford players huddle together at the end of a match (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Woodford players huddle together at the end of a match (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Highams club visit leaders Rochford this weekend

Woodford head coach Tom Redfern believes consistency is the key as the Highams club look to climb the London Two North East table.

Ahead of visiting current leaders Rochford on Saturday, Woodford are ninth with just one win from their first nine games.

The Highams club will return to league action confident, though, having beaten Harrow 45-5 in the first round of the London section of the RFU Intermediate Cup last weekend, with the second round due to take place on November 18.

Woodford welcomed back a number of key players for that fixture and all are due to feature again against Rochford.

And Redfern knows that if the Highams club are able to get the same group of players regularly playing together, it will be of benefit to the team in the long run.

“Now that we’re getting the same group of players, a mix of Colts and seniors, turn up for training, it’s a positive,” said Redfern.

“We’ll be able to name a strong team this weekend and we’ll give Rochford as good a game as we can.

“All I can ask of the boys is another good performance and then look to the games after that, which I feel are winnable and can leave us in a good place leading up to Christmas.”

Woodford know they face a tough task this weekend against Rochford, who have won all five of their league matches so far this term.

Rochford have also collected a try bonus point in each of their five wins to lead the way by three points already.

Player-coach Redfern acknowledges it will be hard for the Highams club this weekend, but knows his team will give it their all to stun Rochford.

“One of our players, who will miss the game through injury, said that we have to make it as bad a day as possible for Rochford,” he added.

“We know there is a chance for us to take the game to them and give them a good game.

“We’re relishing the challenge of playing Rochford, who have players who could be playing two or three divisions higher, and we’ll look to give it our best.”

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