Search

Steve sets sights on Woodford triumph

15:30 27 February 2015

Romford & Gidea Park

Romford & Gidea Park's Steve Barfoot in action earlier this season (pic: DNR Glover)

Archant

Skipper Barfoot expected to return tomorrow at Crow Lane

Romford & Gidea Park's Ant Catchpole and Teddie Duke try to stop an Eton Manor rival (pic: DNR Glover)Romford & Gidea Park's Ant Catchpole and Teddie Duke try to stop an Eton Manor rival (pic: DNR Glover)

Romford & Gidea Park captain Steve Barfoot will not take anything for granted when they host London One North basement boys Woodford tomorrow (Saturday).

Grant Henwood’s team are two positions higher than their opponents and also have 17 more points than them.

Romford's veteran prop Jeff Wood looks to set up an attack at Chingford (pic: DNR Glover)Romford's veteran prop Jeff Wood looks to set up an attack at Chingford (pic: DNR Glover)

But Woodford have won more matches than Park this campaign and Barfoot knows it will be tough test at Crow Lane this weekend.

“It is a massive game this weekend and they have had a few good results lately, so we are not taking anything for granted,” he said.

Romford & Gidea Park's Barney Savill tries to release Bamilele Coker (pic: DNR Glover)Romford & Gidea Park's Barney Savill tries to release Bamilele Coker (pic: DNR Glover)

“Woodford have beaten a couple of teams and they actually have more wins than us this season, they have just had points deducted.

“We know it’ll be hard, but it will boost everybody if we can get a win and we do need one.”

Park defeated Woodford 41-16 at Highams in November, but Barfoot accepts that both teams have changed since then.

He added: “We will remind the players that we beat them before. We know the Woodford team we faced won’t be the same this weekend.

“It’s a completely different Romford team from the one that faced them before as well due to injuries and various other things. We have got to try and not be complacent and make sure we get the win.”

Barfoot and veteran Jeff Woods sat out the 46-0 loss to second-placed Eton Manor last weekend, Park’s 15th defeat of the campaign.

And although it was another loss to contend with, positives were taken from the thrashing.

“Me and Jeff watched the game and the boys stuck to it,” added Barfoot.

“Manor are a good side and the first 20 minutes they blew us out of the water, but we did have a very young side out.

“At the beginning of the season we shipped 60 points against them, so that is a positive to take.

“It took Manor a long time to score in the second half, but they did have a few knock-on’s and wasted a couple of chances.

“Barney Savill was oustanding in defence for us and we stuck at it.”

Barfoot added: “We tried a few things to see what players will step up next season. Although it was another loss, we are seeing positives.”

Related articles

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Romford Sports News

Yesterday, 17:24
Ravi Bopara makes a run for Essex Eagles (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Bopara’s men beat the rain to make it back-to-back wins

Yesterday, 16:06
Leopards coach Steve Ogunjimi (pic; Paul Phillips)

Big Cats to host Ipswich, Chelmsford or Essex Blades

Yesterday, 07:47
Ashar Zaidi in batting action (pic: Graham Hodges)

All-rounder’s half-century leads way in successful chase

Fri, 17:00
Roy Smith and Tom Moore celebrate a wicket for Hornchurch (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Roy Smith in positive spirits and hoping to see Rashidi Boucher fire again after his fireworks on Sunday

Fri, 16:00
Alan Ison hit a century for Upminster in their win over Loughton (pic: Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO)

After beating Loughton last weekend, they visit Woodford Wells - who have also been struggling for results this season

Fri, 15:30
Dagenham & Redbridge coach Darren Currie (right) in conversation with boss John Still (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers coach confident knew additions will hit ground running and hopes for home opening fixture

Fri, 15:00
Richard Brabner of Harold Wood celebrates a wicket (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Brabner bidding for back-to-back victories

Fri, 14:00
Ardleigh Green players look on from beyond the boundary (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Cook hails low-scoring thriller

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read sport

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

£15k prize bundle

Imagine having the opportunity to win an incredible £15,000 bundle of some of the most amazing prizes available. Well, for one lucky contest entrant that dream could soon become a reality because we at MyOffers are offering an incredible free prize bundle that will make even the most hardened person wild with excitement.

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe