Wigham thrilled with bonus-point win and Semain form

PUBLISHED: 17:00 04 December 2018

Romford & Gidea Park celebrate a try (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo).

Romford & Gidea Park celebrate a try (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo).

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Romford & Gidea Park secured a ninth straight victory in the London Two North East last weekend

Jordan Wigham praised Romford & Gidea Park number eight Ian Semain after he picked up two more tries during Saturday’s 29-7 win at home to South Woodham Ferrers in the London Two North East.

The head coach at Crow Lane actually missed the game because he was at a wedding, but he was kept in constant contact with those at the match.

Semain crossed over twice while Jamie Harbour, Jack Irvine and Karl Prestoe grabbed tries as Park saw off South Woodham to pick up a bonus-point victory.

Wigham said: “Ian started the season well and then faced a lengthy time out through suspension, but having him involved is one part of the integral cogs we have that keep the team moving forward.

“He is a fantastic player, but even he will say that he takes his chances that have been created by the team.

“Every now and then individual brilliance is needed and we are very fortunate to have that with everyone within the side.”

A dominant scrum helped Park win the early battle with South Woodham and they never let up at Crow Lane.

Wing duo Harbour and Irvine showed their clinical touch out wide and prop Prestoe kept up his good form with another score.

Full-back Jack MacVeigh kicked two conversions as Romford built up a big advantage before the visitors reduced the deficit with a late converted try.

The bonus-point success saw Park close the gap to leaders Woodford to a point after they could only triumph 22-19 away to Saffron Walden.

It means Wigham’s team continue to put pressure on their local rivals and the head coach at Crow Lane made a point of praising his backroom team following last weekend’s win.

He added: “I was away at a wedding so Paul Cook led the boys into battle and he did an absolutely fantastic job in getting a result and even better still a bonus-point win.

“I was in constant touch with people at the game, but I knew we were in great hands with my coach Paul.”


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