Henwood wants to go one better in Ipswich

PUBLISHED: 16:34 26 March 2015 | UPDATED: 16:34 26 March 2015

Romford's pack scrum down with Barking (pic: Deborah Lloyd)

Romford's pack scrum down with Barking (pic: Deborah Lloyd)


Romford looking for win after solid performance versus Barking

Romford & Gidea Park head coach Grant Henwood wants to see his side play against Ipswich like they did in the opening half against Barking.

Park held a 10-8 lead at the break against the Gale Street side in their last fixture but fell to a 39-10 defeat.

Henwood believes if his side can match their display in the first 40 minutes for a whole match it should end in the right result in Suffolk.

“The first half against Barking was nothing but positive. Most of the guys on the pitch were really up for the game,” said the Romford boss.

“There was a lot of heart and passion shown. We wouldn’t have been up at half time if they hadn’t stuck their bodies on the line.

“We’re looking to build on that performance. The results at this point don’t really matter. We need to keep building and getting it right.

“All the players are working to that goal. With players returning from injury as well, it’s just going to help the team.”

Park face a 127 mile round trip on the A12 this weekend for their match in the London North One Division.

And Henwood is worried the journey may take it’s toll on his players when they take to the pitch at Humber Doucy Lane.

“It’s a long way to travel. They’re a hard team to beat at home. They seem to produce it at home but away they struggle,” added the Romford chief.

“We’re looking forward to a tough match but if we can build on the Barking game we’re in with a shout.”

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