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Rugby Union: Woodford chase more of the same against South Woodham Ferrers

PUBLISHED: 10:00 30 September 2016

The new rugby season has just begun (pic: Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO)

The new rugby season has just begun (pic: Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO)

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Head coach Tom Redfern after a similar display from squad after beating Epping Upper Clapton

Woodford make the trip to South Woodham Ferrers in London Two North East this weekend, where head coach Tom Redfern hopes to see another imposing display from the team.

The Highams outfit recorded their second win of the season last time out, beating Epping Upper Clapton 30-17 to maintain their perfect record at home.

Michael Lawlor, Andy Murphy, Andy Al-Balous and Rellon McRae all crossed for Woodford in the win as they rebounded well from a 40-0 loss away to

in-form Old Cooperians the previous weekend.

And Redfern now wants the team to carry that display into this weekend as Woodford bid for consecutive victories for the first time this season.

He said: “We have good quality in the squad, but our greatest challenges this season will be about consistency and having what I would call an ‘old school’ attitude, where your front five dominate the game.

“We showed that kind of attitude against Epping and after three games of the season, I’m pleased with how things are going so far.”

As for the win over Epping, it was a much-needed success following their defeat at Cooperians a week earlier.

The result saw the Highams club clamber up to fifth place in the table in the early part of the campaign and Redfern praised his squad for a good display up front that saw them take control of their match against Epping.

“We all stepped up and did really well, especially our front five who were able to provide a platform for us to go on and win the game,” he added.

“It allowed us to see lots of the ball and there were a couple of good, clinical finishes from our wingers.”


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