RUGBY PREVIEW: October 30
PUBLISHED: 09:05 30 October 2010
Romford look to rebound
London Div 2NE: Saffron Walden v ROMFORD & GP
PARK were knocked off top spot after their five-game winning start to the season was ended by Braintree at Crow Lane.
Coach Mark Collins praised his side for their never-say-die attitude in the 17-15 reverse, but was frustrated by their inability to take good try-scoring chances in the first half.
Jon Mason limped off with a hamstring injury and many others are already bearing the battle scares of a new season, but the spirit is good and success at Saffron is not beyond the realms of possibility.
London Div 3NE: Norwich v CAMPION
Luke Maguire’s Campion make the long trip to Norfolk on the back of an entertaining 45-36 victory over Wisbech last weekend.
That Cottons Park contest produced 12 tries in total, but Norwich’s defence is the most miserly in the division and will prove a tough nut to crack on their own turf, where they have conceded just 18 points in two games.
Campion are running a coach for the 212-mile round trip (£5 return for VPs and supporters) and at their free-flowing best can prove a match for most. But they can expect a difficult test
London Div 3NE: Lowestoft v UPMINSTER
Upminster made little impact on Norwich in a 23-6 defeat last weekend and face a lengthy trip of their own to the Suffolk coast.
Lowestoft are riding high in third place, with five wins from six, and only second-placed Basildon have scored more points (230) than them (169) so far this term.
Upminster have scored the fewest points (78), meanwhile, and have a job on their hands to bring anything back to Hall Lane.