Ardleigh Green captain Edwards wants his side to dig in against leaders Old Brentwoods

PUBLISHED: 09:00 27 July 2018

Lloyd Edwards of Ardleigh Green in batting action (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Lloyd Edwards of Ardleigh Green in batting action (Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Ardleigh Green captain Lloyd Edwards wants his side to dig in as he expects a tough match with league leaders Old Brentwoods this weekend.

Edwards and his side make the short trip to Ashwells Road on Saturday as they look to cause an upset and get back to winning ways after falling to defeat against Benfleet last weekend.

They currently sit fifth in the Shepherd Neame Essex League Division Three but trail the leaders by 70 points going into the clash.

“They’re strong so it will be a tough game against them as always,” Edwards said.

“They’re a good all round side to be honest, and they will be looking to win the division this year from the position they are in at the moment, so they will be going all out for the win on Saturday.

“It will be a tough game so will be up to us to dig in and give us the best chances of winning the game.

“They have a few good players that we have played against over the years so will be good to play them at their place which is usually a good track and put a dent into their title bid this year.”

Skipper Edwards is keen for his side to bounce back and find the form they’ve had of late as they managed four games unbeaten before the Benfleet defeat.

“We will be looking to bounce back form last weekend especially in the field, we feel we let ourselves down slightly last weekend with a couple or dropped catches, so we will look to rectify those.”

He is also eager for his side to continue climbing up the table and claw their way back into a promotion battle after a poor start to the campaign costing them so far.

“Of course we are looking to move up the table, the only way to do that in the overs format of the game is to win - if you loose you’re looking at around 5 or 6 points from the day which wouldn’t enable us to get to where we want to be so we will be going for the win.

“If we can do that it will bring them closer to us and the other teams in around the top of the table.”

Ardleigh Green have seven games left to chase down a top two spot in a bid to get promoted.

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