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Wanstead’s Wiggins unconcerned by Basildon’s latest result

PUBLISHED: 17:00 04 October 2018

Wanstead in action last season (pic: David Loveday/TGS Photo)

Wanstead in action last season (pic: David Loveday/TGS Photo)

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Herons beat Cantabrigians 31-12 last Saturday, while Basildon lost 108-0 to Saffron Walden

Wanstead director of rugby David Wiggins says Basildon’s previous result is of no concern to him ahead of the meeting between the sides in London Two North East on Saturday.

The Herons head for Basildon this weekend, with the visitors looking to build on a 31-12 triumph at home to Cantabrigians last time out.

While the Roding Lane North club were beating Cantabs, Basildon were enduring a difficult afternoon at Saffron Walden and eventually lost 108-0.

That score is sure to fill the Wanstead backs with glee, hinting there may be plenty of tries on offer this weekend.

But Wiggins says he is not reading too much into that result and still feels Basildon can pose the Herons plenty of questions on Saturday.

“Basildon could be hugely different to how they were last week,” said Wiggins.

“I say it often, but for teams near the bottom, something will go right at some point in the season and we have to make sure it isn’t against us.

“That keeps the boys focussed and that is something we’ll use as a positive for this weekend.”

Wanstead returned to winning ways last Saturday with the victory at home to Cantabs a first success in three matches.

The Herons had to show good composure to triumph, with the game having been scoreless at the break.

However, Chad Harris scored a hat-trick of tries in the second half, with Lewis Pruce also dotting down at the Roding Lane North club eventually eased to success.

And after a brief sticky spell of form, Wiggins was happy to see Wanstead collect their second triumph of the term.

“The aim was to take maximum points from the final two games before the first mini-break and we’re halfway there,” he added

“It could be another potential banana skin for us on Saturday, but as long as we do what we do well, then it should lead to another win.

“We were able to blow away a lot of frustrations from previous weeks last weekend. We were tested, but thankfully we came through it.”

Wiggins will hope for a similar outcome for Wanstead on Saturday.


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