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PUBLISHED: 13:22 10 February 2011

Action from Campion v Norwich (TGS)

Action from Campion v Norwich (TGS)

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Romford visit basement boys

London Div 2NE

Harlow (2-0-13) v Romford & GP (11-0-4)

Park coach Mark Collins will not take bottom club Harlow lightly this weekend.

Even though his side romped to a 51-10 win over Saffron Walden last weekend, while Harlow were losing their bottom of the table clash with Beccles, Collins will treat his hosts with respect.

But Romford, now only three points behind second-placed Braintree, should return with the points – and hopefully a bonus point too.

London Div 3NE

Campion (5-0-9) v Bancroft (2-0-11)

Edged out by a late Norwich penalty last weekend, Campion will hope to put fellow strugglers Bancroft away at Cottons Park.

The two sides are due to meet again next month and the head-to-head record could end up proving quite important in the battle to avoid the drop.

So Campion will hope to be as close to full strength as possible and on their best behaviour.

Upminster (6-1-8) v South Woodham Ferrers (6-0-8)

Put to the sword by leaders Lowestoft, Upminster will hope to see off their mid-table rivals at Hall Lane.

Only two points separates the two at present, with Upminster just below their visitors, but lurking with intent.

Essex Div 1

Maldon (8-0-6) v Old Cooperians (7-0-5)

Coopers slipped to fifth place, having taken their turn to sit it out in this 11-team division last weekend.

Maldon remain in the driving seat for second place behind runaway leaders East London, following their win over Brightlingsea, but Coopers have two games in hand and are only seven points back.

And the two sides are due to meet again at St Mary’s Lane next month, which makes this a vital test for the old boys.

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