Redfern wants Woodford to create history at Cantabrigians

PUBLISHED: 16:00 25 October 2018

Woodford players huddle together (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Woodford players huddle together (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Highams club beat Norwich 30-26 at home last weekend

Tom Redfern knows history is against Woodford when they visit Cantabrigians in London Two North East on Saturday.

The Highams club head to Cambridgeshire at the top of the table, having won each of their first six games in the league this term and taken a bonus point in each success.

It seems Woodford would be the heavy favourites to make it seven wins from seven this weekend when they visit a Cantabs side who have only won once in the league this term.

The Highams club, though, are yet to record a win at Sedley Taylor Road, — something that head coach Redfern is hoping changes this weekend.

“We’ve never won away at Cantabs, so that is something we’re looking to put right this weekend,” he said.

“It’s a small pitch and Cantabs have a strong pack backed up by a good fly-half, so it will be a challenge for us.

“If we can play against Cantabs like I know we can, then I’m confident the result we want will come.”

Woodford returned to league action last weekend following a two-week break with a 30-26 triumph at home to Norwich.

William Dignon, Tom Hemmings, Matt Farrington and Alex Pollock all crossed the whitewash for the Highams club in the success.

Victory kept Woodford two points clear of Saffron Walden at the top of the standings, and Redfern feels his team showed they mean business with a win over a Norwich side who came third last term.

“Norwich are a good team who should be higher in the table than they are, but we were pleased to keep our momentum going with another win,”added the Woodford head coach.

“We’re happy with the result, but know there is room for improvement as we didn’t play well in the second half.

“If we are serious about being title challengers this season, we have to be able to play for the full 80 minutes and not just one half of rugby.

“Norwich are a good team with a good back row, so I feel we put down a marker in beating them.

“There will be plenty of challenges to come in the next few weeks, so we just have to continue to dig deep.”

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