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PUBLISHED: 15:11 22 September 2011

More rugby action this weekend

More rugby action this weekend

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Romford chase third win in a row

London Div 2NE

Romford & GP v Saffron Walden

Two difficult away matches have produced two wins so far for Park.

Coach Mark Collins was delighted to see his side follow their opening-day 10-3 success at Woodford with a come-from-behind victory at Old Streetonians last weekend.

Park scored six tries in a 34-6 triumph in Hackney and find themselves among the early front-runners.

But Collins knows Saffron can be a dangerous opponent and will hope his side do not slip up on their first home outing.

London Div 3NE

Campion v Wanstead

Steve Canny’s Campion welcome Wanstead to Cottons Park on the back of a disappointing defeat at East London.

They started well enough, following their opening-day success over South Woodham, but wasted several good chances in a 20-14 reverse.

Wanstead slipped to a second successive defeat, meanwhile, as they were edged out 5-3 at home by Harlow so both sides will be looking for a pick-me-up.

Holt v Upminster

Upminster make their second trip to Norfolk in the space of a fortnight to take on newcomers Holt.

Beaten at Norwich on the first day of the new season, Neil Hutchison’s men edged past South Woodham Ferrers at Hall Lane last weekend.

Jamie Pavitt kicked four penalties to lead them to a 12-10 win after an ill-disciplined encounter.

But they face a tough test against a Holt side who celebrated a 25-5 win over rivals Norwich.

Essex Div 1

Old Cooperians v Clacton

Coopers open their new league campaign with a home match against the seasiders.

Harry Fayers and Terry Snooks touched down in a 10-7 win when the two sides met at St Mary’s Lane last season.

Coopers finished 2010/11 in fifth place with 10 wins and 10 losses, while Clacton were three places lower after 6 wins and 13 defeats.

The old boys will hope to stay ahead of their rivals again as they push for promotion this season.


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