Campion chasing history

PUBLISHED: 11:00 21 March 2014

Campion go on the attack against Old Cooperians (pic: Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO)

Campion go on the attack against Old Cooperians (pic: Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO)

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Club seek London Two spot

Campion can make club history with victory over London Three North East rivals Sudbury at Cottons Park tomorrow (Saturday).

The leaders strengthened their hold on top spot with a 24-5 derby win at fellow promotion hopefuls Old Cooperians last weekend and need just five points to ensure a second successive promotion, having won the Essex One title last season.

Number eight Steve Canny opened the scoring at St Mary’s Lane last weekend, with Tom Hosgrove touching down just before half time to make it 12-0.

Campion were awarded a penalty try soon after the restart and Ryan Spurge raced in at the left corner before Pat Reed claimed a consolation for the hosts, following a Harry Fayers run.

Campion coach Paul Larner said: “We are obviously delighted with the performance on Saturday. We are aiming to finish with three wins but are fully aware that a win on Saturday will mean promotion to London Two for the first time.

“We have had some significant injuries and absence this year and we are already recruiting and building for next year.

“Prop Luke Tilly will be returning from Australia after a successful season there and will be a big asset for us. We also have a significant number of boys from the school playing in the twos and hopefully we will keep their interest next year.

“Things are building well and not many would have thought a double promotion possible, but we will be aiming for a triple next year!”

Third-placed Cooperians remain in the hunt for the runners-up spot and host Beccles tomorrow and Old Brentwoods a week later, before a crunch showdown with Cantabrigian.

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