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PUBLISHED: 09:42 04 February 2011

Romford coach Mark Collins and manager Kevin Butler (TGS)

Romford coach Mark Collins and manager Kevin Butler (TGS)

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Romford out for revenge

London Div 2NE

Romford & GP (10-0-4) v Saffron Walden (8-0-7)

Park coach Mark Collins admits Saffron Walden are the only team to have beaten his side ‘convincingly’ this season.

They went down 29-18 earlier in the season and have lost three other times, but only by two points to leaders Rochford and second-placed Braintree (twice).

The most recent of those came at Braintree last week, when Park fell to a 19-17 defeat, having led 14-6 in the first half following tries by Jay Cater and Matt Phillips.

A match for anyone on their day when throwing the ball around, Park were made to pay the penalty for indiscipline and will want to stay on the right side of the match referee this weekend.

London Div 3NE

Campion (5-0-8) v Norwich (10-0-4)

Campion were left with a lengthening injury list after defeat at Wisbech last weekend.

Matt Slade (concussion) and James Dupree (neck) both ended up in Kings Lynn hospital, before being released, as Campion fell to a 22-13 defeat.

Captain Luke Maguire had been substituted in the first half with a badly-cut face, but will hope enough of his men are available as they seek to redress the balance following a 40-5 loss in Norfolk earlier in the season.

London Div 3NE

Upminster (6-1-7) v Lowestoft (12-0-2)

Leaders Lowestoft are the visitors to Hall Lane this weekend.

Upminster saw their three-game winning streak come to an end at Norwich, but held on to sixth place on points difference.

But they could drop back into the bottom half of the table should they lose again, as South Woodham have a game in hand.

Lowestoft took the honours in Suffolk, but Upminster put up a fight in a 16-7 defeat.


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