Campion’s Hallahan wants more success on Canvey trip

PUBLISHED: 16:00 06 December 2018

Campion in action earlier in the season (pic: Tim Edwards)

Campion in action earlier in the season (pic: Tim Edwards)


Cottons Park club won 13-10 at home to Chelmsford last weekend

Pat Hallahan hopes Campion’s trip to Canvey Island in London Three Essex on Saturday sees them build on a good win last weekend.

The Cottons Park club collected a narrow 13-10 victory at home to Chelmsford last weekend that was characterised by tremendous battling spirit.

It was a welcome return to winning ways for Campion following a defeat at Braintree last month.

And after getting back on the winning trail last weekend, head coach Hallahan has called on his team to follow that up with another success at Canvey on Saturday.

“To beat a team near the top of the table like Chelmsford was food for us and it leaves us in a good place going into the second half of the season.

“The league seems to be splitting into different mini-leagues, so we’re happy to be in the one for those near the top.

“There are plenty of tough games to come in the second half of the season, so we can’t get ahead of ourselves.

“However, if you would have offered me at the start of the season a place in the top four heading into Christmas, I would have taken it.”

Against Chelmsford last weekend, Dan Bolton crossed for a try and Matt Meehan added eight points from the tee.

The Cottons Park side were made to work hard for their win, though, as Chelmsford chucked everything at it in search of a late winning try.

And Hallahan hailed Campion’s fighting spirit, acknowledging how important it was to getting the better of Chelmsford.

“The game was nip and tuck, so it was a relief for us that we were able to hold on,” he added.

“The boys were pleased with the result and it’s a good indicator for us as to how far we’ve come.

“We had to dig deep to get over the line, but that is pleasing to see form a coaches’ perspective.

“We’re starting to see a realy maturity in the side. There have been some tough tests, but the boys are coming through them.”

Campion will hope to come through another difficult test at Canvery this weekend smiling.


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