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Henwood happy with Romford progress

10:00 21 March 2014

Tom Cameron scores his first try for Romford & Gidea Park at Eton Manor (pic: DNR Glover)

Tom Cameron scores his first try for Romford & Gidea Park at Eton Manor (pic: DNR Glover)

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Coach building for future

Romford & Gidea Park head coach Grant Henwood paid tribute to his squad after seeing them give London One North leaders Eton Manor a huge fright.

Two late tries lifted table-topping Manor to a 24-15 win, after Vytaras Bloksys and Tom Cameron had touched down to leave Park three points up with 10 minutes left.

And Henwood had plenty to be positive about ahead of their home meeting with Luton tomorrow (Saturday), having seen his side edged out by title-chasing Westcliff earlier this month also.

He said: “We did really well against Eton Manor and with 10-15 minutes to go we had a good shot but it was the same against Westcliff. We thought we’d won that game.

“There were a few wrong decisions, but that is down to lack of experience. We’ve got good players with good futures at the club and beyond.

“We will try for a win against Luton. The boys have climbed the fence and need to get over it now and learn how to win these games.”

Henwood took over as head coach at the start of the season, succeeding Mark Collins, and is happy with the progress made so far, despite Park sitting down in 10th place.

He added: “It has been a building year for us and after December we have come on stronger.

“I’m really happy. A lot of people expect a lot of things but we have to be realistic. It’s an amateur club and the players work as well.

“We’ve got a lot of youth coming through with the mentoring process and we’ve got under-18s playing in the second XV and in the first-team squad.

“Two or three new players have come in and we’ve changed the team ethos as well. The boys have bought into what we’re doing and I’ve got a good coaching team with Gary Cook and Neil Davies.

“We’re getting specifics in place. There has been a change in discipline and players want to be better, we just help them along.

“A lot have got a lot out of the year and made good progress. The youth coming through are pushing for places and making it more competitive.”

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