London Two North East: Jordan Wigham pleased with Romford & Gidea Park's 'spirited performance' in defeat at Norwich
PUBLISHED: 12:00 16 November 2017
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The Crow Lane club came close to picking up a bonus point in East Anglia, but unfortunately had to return home with no reward
Romford & Gidea Park head coach Jordan Wigham was proud of his players despite them falling short of their aim to pick up a bonus point at Norwich in the London Two North East last weekend.
The Crow Lane club made the lengthy trip to East Anglia, but suffered a 65-19 defeat to drop to eighth in the table.
Jamie Harbour, Teddie Duke and Ian Semain scored tries for Park with Duke adding two conversions, but they couldn’t grab a fourth.
Wigham said: “Norwich is a difficult place to go, but we were very unlucky not to get a bonus point.
“The boys worked hard to try and get back in the game, but they just run out of steam in the end, which is a shame as a try bonus point would have be a great reward for a spirited performance.”
As Wigham alluded too, a poor spell during the first half saw Norwich build up a large advantage over the visitors.
Romford had started well and despite conceding the first try managed to respond in positive fashion.
But Norwich took control towards the end of the first half and it proved costly for the Crow Lane club.
“We started off really well, but then went down by one score,” said Wigham, when reflecting on the defeat.
“We did manage to get straight back into the game, but a lack of concentration did the damage before half time when Norwich scored three quick tries.
“To give the players credit, we did come out fighting in the second half, but we just had too much to do.”
Romford will now have two weeks to lick their wounds and prepare for their league game with Chelmsford on November 25 after their London Intermediate Cup clash with Mavericks this weekend has been cancelled due to the opposition pulling out.