Upminster target Hainault success

PUBLISHED: 15:00 26 June 2015

Upminster captain John Curtis (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Upminster captain John Curtis (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

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Skipper Curtis believes home match is winable

John Curtis says Upminster are confident of collecting a third Essex League Division One win of the season when they host Hainault & Clayhall tomorrow (Saturday).

The two teams have not met in the league for nearly three years, but did play one another in a friendly before the start of last season.

Despite this, Curtis believes he knows what to expect when Hainault arrive at Upminster Park this weekend.

“We haven’t played them for a few years, but they look to have the same team which is pretty strong,” he said.

“It will be a difficult match, but they have been a little bit inconsistent and are in mid-table. It’s definitely a match we’re looking to win.”

Victory this weekend could be enough to move Upminster above Hainault in the table as they look to move out of the relegation zone.

There are only 22 points between Curtis’ men in ninth and Woodford Wells in fourth, leaving the Upminster skipper well aware of how important a winning run is.

“It’s really tight in the table at the minute and if we can do well in the 50-over matches over the next few weeks, we can move up the table,” he said.

“The top two are starting to pull away, but everyone else is evenly matched. There’s not much between the rest.”

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