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Rugby Union: Old Cooperians coach Pat Reed wants success in RFU Intermediate Cup against Norwich

PUBLISHED: 14:00 19 January 2018

Kolade Awobowale scored two tries for Old Cooperians against Epping in London Two North East last weekend (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Kolade Awobowale scored two tries for Old Cooperians against Epping in London Two North East last weekend (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Coops host London Two North East rivals in cup on Saturday

Head coach Pat Reed wants Old Cooperians to build on a win in London Two North East last weekend when they host Norwich in the second round of the RFU Intermediate Cup on Saturday.

Coops ended a four-month wait for a league win with a 25-20 success at home to Epping last weekend.

Attention now turns to the cup for the St Mary’s Lane club, and Reed hopes to generate some momentum by beating divisional rivals Norwich.

“We’re hopeful of getting another win on the board, especially after a good week of training,” he said.

“Of course there will be an eye on the Sudbury game in the league a week later, so some players might be rested, but we’ll still be strong.

“It’s about building confidence now and getting on a good run of form will help with that.

“Hopefully we can get another win this weekend and start getting wins on the board against teams above us in the table.”

Against Epping last weekend, Kolade Awobowale scored a brace of tries for Coops, while Ross Dobbs also crossed the whitewash.

Those tries helped the St Mary’s Lane club earn a first league win since September 16, and just a second home league success this term.

Prior to beating Epping, Coops had lost their last 10 in the league, but Reed revealed he had faith his side would triumph last weekend.

“We were quietly confident before the game that we could get something out of it because we had a good build up,” he added.

“We could have scored more than we did and we left plenty of points out there, so hopefully we can improve in the future.”

With the bottom two of Woodford and Cantabrigians both losing, Coops moved three points clear of the relegation zone, pleasing Reed.

“It gives us a cushion over the bottom two, but because of how we started the season, we’re likely to be in and around the bottom for the rest of the season,” he said.

“It’s a big jump to eighth at the minute, but hopefully we can get on a good run in the coming weeks and get into a more comfortable position.”

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