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London Two North East: Jordan Wigham happy Romford & Gidea Park have weekend to recharge batteries

PUBLISHED: 14:00 17 November 2017

The Romford & Gidea Park players celebrate a win at Crow Lane (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo).

The Romford & Gidea Park players celebrate a win at Crow Lane (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo).

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Crow Lane club putting plans in place for fixture with Chelmsford on November 25 after London Intermediate Cup tie was cancelled

Romford & Gidea Park have a free Saturday this weekend after Mavericks decided not to contest their second round London Intermediate Cup tie, but head coach Jordan Wigham admits it’s probably a positive for the club.

The London Two North East side would have been big favourites to progress past their Brentwood-based rivals, who play in the London Three Essex division.

But the time off allows some of Park’s players to shake off any niggly injuries and prepare for their match with Chelmsford on Saturday week (November 25).

Wigham said: “Mavericks not wanting to play the cup fixtures gives us a bit more time to regroup and reinforce the team principals.

“It also allows us to give the boys a rest so they can recharge their batteries, but Tuesday’s training session was intense and very game like in terms of the work load.

“We have two more sessions between now and Chelmsford and Dave Gilmore and I have worked out where we need to rectify our weaknesses and what we need to focus on to get the boys in the right frame of mind for the next game.”

Last weekend Romford made the long journey up to Norwich, but returned home without any reward.

The hosts finished 65-19 winners and despite plenty of effort from Park, they were unable to achieve a bonus point for scoring four tries.

Jamie Harbour, Teddie Duke and Ian Semain all went over for Romford with Duke kicking two conversions, but the all-important fourth try couldn’t be scored and they’ve dropped to eighth in the table.

Nevertheless, Wigham was proud of his players and is now hoping the extra time they have to prepare for their clash with Chelmsford will allow them to pick up maximum points when they return to London Two North East action.

He added: “We have set an objective of five points from our next game and we need to focus on our execution and performance.

“We will work on getting the boys primed and ready because we know we have the players to get the win and performance we are after.

“The most important thing is to enjoy what we do and get this to reflect in our displays.”

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