Woodford head coach Redfern chasing more success against Harlow

PUBLISHED: 16:00 13 September 2018

Woodford in action against Wanstead in London Two North East last season (pic: David Loveday/TGS Photo)

Woodford in action against Wanstead in London Two North East last season (pic: David Loveday/TGS Photo)

©TGS Photo +44 1376 553468

Highams club recorded a 36-20 triumph at Basildon last weekend

Woodford head coach Tom Redfern wants more success from his side at home to Harlow on Saturday as they look to build on an opening-day win in London Two North East.

The Highams club began the term last weekend with a 36-20 triumph at Basildon, taking all five points on offer.

In their first home game of the campaign this Saturday, Redfern will want a similar result from his side and an improved display to boot.

Woodford welcome a Harlow side who lost 29-12 at home to Norwich last weekend, but Redfern says he has not read much into the opposition’s form.

“We’re unsure what to expect from Harlow and while we know what their results over pre-season and in the first game have been, the focus is on us,” he said.

“We beat them when we last played them, but a lot may have changed for them so we just have to assess the challenge on the day and adjust if we need to.”

Last weekend saw Woodford pick up from where they left off last season, extending their winning streak in competitive matches to five.

It was a fine start to the new term away to a Basildon side who could have been a potential banana skin, having been promoted by London Three Essex last term.

Woodford were able to claim an impressive victory on the road and Redfern believes the success has added to a positive mood around the squad in the early weeks of the new term.

“The display could have been better, but I’m just pleased to start the season with a win,” he added.

“We’ve created a good environment at the club because we want the time the players spend with us to be the best time of their week.

“We just need to keep working hard and the lads need to keep putting in the effort because we know tough tests lie ahead.”

Another victory this weekend will only further enhance the positive mood in the Woodford camp at the start of the new season.

And Redfern will hope that continues for some time yet as he looks for the Highams club to avoid a repeat of last year’s battle to avoid relegation which went down to the last game.

Latest Ilford Stories

11 minutes ago

The second-placed club in the London Two North East will aim to finish 2018 with another win on Saturday


Redbridge will be desperate to bounce back from a torrid week when they host Sporting Bengal United this weekend.


West Ham United chase an unprecedented fourth straight win in the Premier League when they visit struggling Fulham on Saturday.

The Wanstead-based club will aim to make the most of home advantage against H.A.C at the New Wilderness on Saturday

11 minutes ago

A busload of boffins from Google rolled through Barkingside yesterday (December 13) bringing knowledge and digital skills to the community.

Town had a player sent off during Tuesday’s defeat at Hullbridge Sports and it proved costly

26 minutes ago

Three members of the same family are facing possible jail for having Islamic State (IS) propaganda.

The former Dagenham & Redbridge full-back discussed why he believes the non-league tournament is important to the O’s


The Exchange in Ilford has added a state-of-the-art, Savannah-themed play area, with hand painted animal sculptures, to its brand new family zone, designed by American creative agency Playtime

Are you an unpaid carer aged 25 or over? Are you interested in working towards getting into or back into work? Do you need practical help and support to get ready for this big step? If your answer is yes to at least two of these questions read on.

Struggling to find a buyer for your home in a slower market? We speak to Ilford property expert Nina Kaura from Portico about the Crossrail effect and why getting things right first time will get you the best price for your property.

Newsletter Sign Up

Ilford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Ilford Recorder
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now