Rugby Union: Upminster director of rugby Scott Murphy excited for London Three Essex derby date at home to Campion

PUBLISHED: 16:00 14 December 2017

The Upminster first team and members of their youth team face the camera ahead of the game with Canvey Island to celebrate new shirt sponsors for the youngsters (pic: Upminster RFC)

The Upminster first team and members of their youth team face the camera ahead of the game with Canvey Island to celebrate new shirt sponsors for the youngsters (pic: Upminster RFC)


London Borough of Havering rivals to meet at Hall Lane on Saturday

Derby day beckons for Upminster on Saturday when they entertain London Borough of Havering rivals Campion in London Three Essex.

The Hall Lane outfit welcome their local rivals this weekend looking to record consecutive wins for the first time this season.

The added spice of bragging rights could also help turn the final fixture of 2017 for both sides into a Christmas cracker.

And Upminster director of rugby Scott Murphy is eagerly anticipating the clash with Campion.

“We want to get consecutive wins as we haven’t had that for a while and it would be a nice thing to head into Christmas off the back of,” said Murphy.

“We beat Campion earlier in the season, but it was still a tough game and we’re expecting a similar challenge this weekend.

“We want to build on what we did last weekend against Canvey Island and get another win on Saturday.”

Last weekend saw Upminster return to winning ways in the league with a 28-22 success at home to Canvey Island.

The result continued the club’s recent good form at home, with a defeat to Braintree in early November their only defeat in their last four matches at Hall Lane.

And Murphy declared himself pleased with the performance from the side in their success over Canvey.

“Ahead of the Canvey game, we wanted to be more consistent and we told the players to back themselves more,” he added.

“We had a great start to the match and I’m pleased with ho we dealt with their pack, which was strong.

“We stuck to what we wanted to do and the boys worked hard and fronted up in defence.”

With one final game to go before the end of 2017, Upminster will hope to end the calendar year in style by beating their borough rivals Campion .

And Murphy believes a success on Saturday will give the Hall Lane side something to build on ahead of a tough run when they return in January.

“We play three of the current top four in our first four games when we’re back, so beating Campion would definitely put us in a good mood for those games,” he added.

“We can then ahead into the break, knowing we can recharge our batteries, but also ready for the games to come.”


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