Ardleigh Green’s Edwards is keen to starting pushing on after first win of the season

PUBLISHED: 10:00 08 June 2018

Chris Cook of Ardleigh Green (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

Chris Cook of Ardleigh Green (pic Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

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Ardleigh Green captain Lloyd Edwards wants his side to start pushing on after picking up their first victory of the Shepherd Neame Essex League Division Three season last weekend.

Edwards and his side welcome Walthamstow to Central Park on Saturday as they look to make it back-to-back wins and go on a winning run to claw back some points.

The skipper wants them to take confidence from their low-scoring victory against Epping and climb the league table.

“Well, now we have that win, we would look to be pushing on now and get a bit of a run going,” Edwards said.

“This league is so tight that a good run puts you well in contention.

“We can’t rely on picking up a win here and there as, like we saw from the last weekend’s results, we won our game yet went down two places in the table due to others around us picking up wins as well.”

Edwards is hoping this is turning point for his side and the pressure of failing to win is off their shoulders.

“I’m hoping so, yes,” he added. “Now we have that win it releases the pressure off us a little as a team. I’m hoping that translates into us playing freely and doing what we know we can do rather than over-thinking it.

“If we can do that, there is no reason why we can’t go on a run of wins as it is what we are more than capable of.”

Edwards is under no illusions of the task they face against Walthamstow but admits the table means nothing at this stage in the season.

“Walthamstow are going well at the moment, I think they are second in the table,” he said.

“Having said that the table doesn’t mean anything at the moment as I think about 30 points separates first to eighth. We go into the game on Saturday extremely confident especially after the win last week.”

Wickets were shared as Epping were dismissed for 128, but Green needed an unbeaten 40 from Chris Cook to win by two wickets.

Edwards is keen to use their knowledge of Walthamstow’s line-up to their advantage when the sides meet this weekend.

He added: “We know a few of their players and some of them very well, so we know what we’re going to look to do against those players and use that to our advantage.”

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