Rugby Union: Romford director of rugby Steve Barfoot wants to keep good run going in London Two North East with success against Epping Upper Clapton
PUBLISHED: 12:00 10 March 2017
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Crow Lane club chasing a fifth league win in a row this weekend
Romford & Gidea Park director of rugby Steve Barfoot says it is important the club keep their good form going with a fifth straight win in London Two North East tomorrow (Saturday).
Park make the trip to Epping Upper Clapton this weekend, whom they beat 25-20 at Crow Lane earlier in the season.
RGP’s tails will also be up having beaten local rivals Old Cooperians 27-13 last time out, and Barfoot believes a similar display will grant Romford more success.
“We’re on a good roll at the moment, so it would be nice to keep it going,” said the director of rugby.
“We have a few away games to come, so we just want to keep the ball rolling and keep enjoying ourselves.
“We want to enjoy our rugby because that is what it’s all about.”
“We have to approach every game as it comes. When we hosted Epping, it was a close game and it’s going to be another close game at their ground.
“We have to turn up with the right attitude and hopefully everyone will be fit.”
Romford strengthened their grip on third place with the bonus-point success at home to Coops last weekend.
Paul Bradley, Rob Bundy and Charlie Wilkinson all crossed for Park in the first half as they held a 17-6 lead at the break.
Barney Savill secured the try bonus point early in the second half before Bradley crossed for his second and Romford’s last try of the match.
And Barfoot was understandably delighted to see his team claim bragging rights, especially after losing the earlier meeting to Coops to a last-minute try.
“The boys were up for the game, but at the end of the day it was just another game of rugby,” he added.
“There was an added bit of spice, but the boys played well, so happy days really.
“The first half, it was about keeping the ball and not doing anything stupid with it.
“We also wanted to push up in defence because we knew they had quick boys out the back, it was just a matter of stopping them before they got the ball out.”