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Rugby Union: Wanstead head coach David Wiggins keen to return to winning ways at Romford in London Two North East

PUBLISHED: 13:00 01 February 2018

A Wanstead player in action earlier in the season (pic: David Loveday/TGS Photo)

A Wanstead player in action earlier in the season (pic: David Loveday/TGS Photo)

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Herons lost 38-0 at leaders Rochford last weekend

Wanstead head coach David Wiggins is keen for his side to build on the positives from last weekend’s loss at London Two North East leaders Rochford when they visit Romford on Saturday.

The Herons were beaten 38-0 on the road last weekend at a Rochford side who are yet to be beaten in the league this term.

Despite the result, Wiggins feels there were plenty of positives for his squad to work on in training this week.

However, he knows the Roding Lane North outfit face another tough assignment on their trip to Romford.

“We’re away from home this weekend and under no illusions how tough it will be against Romford,” he said.

“They’ve had some good results recently, so we’ll be working as hard ever in training.

“There were encouraging signs from the loss at Rochford, so we are looking to take those positives into this weekend.”

Wanstead saw their hopes of promotion suffer a blow last weekend with their defeat at leaders Rochford.

The Herons were unable to trouble the scorers on their travels for the first time this term in the defeat.

But despite the final score, Wiggins feels the Roding Lane North outfit can be proud of their efforts last weekend.

“We competed well and only conceded once try in the second half, which was pleasing,” he added.

“We had to contend with losing one of our players to injury in the warm-up, so we had to call up one of our players from the second team.

“It was hard for us as we would be attacking, then they would counter-attack and it is difficult to switch to defence that quickly.

“Rochford concede an average of just eight points and match and score an average of 58, so when you look at it from that point of view, it wasn’t a bad result.”

With the defeat, Wanstead dropped to third in the table, three points behind Sudbury, but Wiggins is not overly concerned.

“We spoke after the game and we know that we can fix what went wrong at Rochford quickly,” he said.

Wanstead will want a swift return to winning ways when they make the short trip to Romford on Saturday.


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