Romford aiming to transfer good league form into cup joy on their trip to Canvey
PUBLISHED: 16:00 22 November 2018
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Crow Lane club won 29-17 at London Two North East leaders Woodford last weekend
Romford & Gidea Park visit Canvey Island in the Essex Intermediate Cup on Saturday, but Jordan Wigham wishes they were in London Two North East action instead.
Last weekend saw the Crow Lane become the first team to beat league leaders Woodford this term and close to within two points of the summit with a 29-17 win away from home.
RGP must now wait until December 1 for their next league encounter when they play host to South Woodham Ferrers.
Before that, Romford have an Essex Intermediate Cup quarter-final at Canvey to contend with.
And head coach Wigham says it is important that anyway momentum generated from last weekend’s win at Woodford is not lost.
“We want to keep our momentum in the league going as we’ve won our last eight in the league,” he said.
“Our next league game against South Woodham Ferrers is a big one as I think they can still have a big say in the title race.”
Against Canvey in the cup this weekend, Romford will visit a side who play a tier below them in London Three Essex.
Wigham insists complacency will not be an issue for his team, but admits he may make changes to his starting XV for the cup tie.
“We’ll probably rest a few players to give others a chance as it is all about building the depth of our squad,” he added.
“For any team that wants to be successful, they need that strength in depth and that ability to call on players to step in when they need to.
“We have a good squad this season and everyone is fighting to start, so the cup game will be a good chance for us to look at some options.”
Romford will face Canvey full of confidence following last weekend’s at Woodford, which Wigham feels may have given his team as psychological advantage.
“Woodford had won their first eight this season and scored at least four tries in each one, so to prevent them from doing that was fantastic,” he said.
“We knew before the game that if we were serious about winning the title, we needed to close the gap to Woodford and we did just that.”
Romford will hope to keep their momentum going with a victory at Canvey in the cup on Saturday before turning their attentions to the clash with South Woodham Ferrers on December 1.