Romford ready for Chelmsford challenge

PUBLISHED: 08:32 18 December 2010

Collins targets more points

Romford coach Mark Collins will look to end the year on a high at Chelmsford.

Park kept pace with title rivals Rochford and Braintree after a clinical 26-0 win over Enfield at Crow Lane.

And Collins hopes his men can continue to take their chances at Chelmer Park.

He said: “It’s a massively difficult game at Chelmsford, but I hope we can give a good account of ourselves.

“They’re flying high and haven’t lost in seven games and are always good at home. There will be a lot of support for them, a week before Christmas, and lots of screaming from the sidelines, so we need to be switched on at all times.

“We’ve got to take games to other teams and we’ll be looking for the win, and maybe even a bonus point, to stay in touch with the top two,” he added.

Good turnover at the breakdown allowed Louis Stevens to kick ahead for Matt Phillips to run in Park’s first try, which Stevens converted, after 17 minutes.

Park doubled their lead before the break thanks to a penalty try, after a big shove from their pack at a five-metre scrum.

And a big tackle by second-row Pete O’Brien freed up ball for him to hack forward and take under the posts for a third converted try in the 57th minute.

Joe Howard went in at the corner to complete the tally and Collins said: “It was a game of few opportunities, but we were clinical.

“Our defence was bordering on superb, dare I say it. It was a very good, entertaining game, with both sides looking to move it wide and putting in big tackles all over the place.

“We had to be on our game defensively and it was nice to see us take our chances. It was a very good performance.”

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