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Wiggins pleased as Wanstead return to winning ways against Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 13:00 06 November 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 Suffolk club 29-15 on Saturday

David Wiggins believes Wanstead’s 29-15 victory at home to Ipswich in London Two North East was the best response to a chastening loss in their previous outing.

The Herons lost 52-10 at Southwold in their previous game, but hit back to get the better of Ipswich.

Tony Sweeney scored a brace of tries for the Roding Lane North club in the victory, while Craig Peebles and Joshua Aderinto also dotted down in the triumph.

And director of rugby Wiggins was delighted with the manner in which Wanstead returned to winning ways.

“Ipswich had had a good win the week before, so we knew we were in for a tussle,” said Wiggins.

“When things don’t go right one week, you have a chance to show people exactly what you’re about the following week and we did that against Ipswich,” he said.

“I was pleased with the response because it’s all well and good talking about doing something, and another thing actually doing it.

“We prepared well for the game and thankfully a lot of what we tried came off.

“We also took advantage of Ipswich having their fly-half sent off, but credit must go to them for keeping going right until the end.

“We were in control for the most part of the game and I felt our performance was back at a good level.”

Wanstead are without a game this weekend as the league takes a break for the next round of various national cup competitions.

Wiggins, though, is pleased to have a free weekend as he revealed the Herons’ squad options are set to grow.

“The break comes at a good time for us with a lot of players returning from injury, plus a couple of new backs in the squad,” he added.

“That said, you never want to change a winning team and the boys that played on Saturday did well.

“There are still things to work on from the Ipswich game, but we’re back on track; if we had lost, it would have been a long way back for us.”

Wanstead are next scheduled for action in the league on November 17 when they make the trip to Stowmarket, keen to build on the success over Ipswich.

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