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Upminster face a long break from league after racking up sixth triumph in succession

PUBLISHED: 13:00 08 November 2018

Upminster RFC vs Billericay RFC, Essex Canterbury Jack League Rugby Union at Hall Lane Playing Fields on 3rd November 2018

Upminster RFC vs Billericay RFC, Essex Canterbury Jack League Rugby Union at Hall Lane Playing Fields on 3rd November 2018

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Hall Lane club are next in action on November 24

Upminster score their second try during Upminster RFC vs Billericay RFC, Essex Canterbury Jack League Rugby Union at Hall Lane Playing Fields on 3rd November 2018Upminster score their second try during Upminster RFC vs Billericay RFC, Essex Canterbury Jack League Rugby Union at Hall Lane Playing Fields on 3rd November 2018

Upminster face a lengthy break from competitive action, but do so off the back of a six-game winning run in Essex Canterbury Jack One.

The Hall Lane outfit beat Billericay 32-10 last Saturday, but are now without a game until November 24 when they visit Dagenham in the Essex Presidents Shield.

What the break does allow, though, is a chance for Upminster to reflect on their fine recent run of form.

And director of rugby Scott Murphy is pleased with how things are going for the Hall Lane outfit at present.

“It was pleasing to record another win, our sixth on the bounce, to keep the momentum going,” said Murphy.

“Credit to Billericay, they caused us a few problems at the start of the game, but fair play to the lads, they stuck at the task at hand and built a solid platform to give us a 25-5 lead at half-time.

The second half was a mixed bag in terms of our performance. We allowed Billericay to get over the try line twice more, before we finished the game with our fourth and final try towards the end.

“There were some strong performances throughout the team with strong carries by Grant Lowe and Harry Long.

“Danny Canary caused havoc in the midfield and fullback Conor Evans looked dangerous on the counter attack.

“We have a bit of a rest now, which will allow some of the lads a bit of time to get over the knocks, but importantly it gives us time to continue to develop and keep raising the standards we have set this year.”

Upminster’s recent form has taken them to the top of Essex Canterbury Jack One and has put them in with a real shot of challenging for the title this term.

But with their next game coming against Dagenham in the Essex Presidents Shield, it seems the Hall Lane club could be challenging on more fronts this term

“We are looking forward to a change of competition when we play Dagenham in the quarter-final in a few weeks.

“That game will give us an opportunity to see some other lads in action and give some more game time to those returning from injury, before hitting the league programme with an away trip to Writtle.”

Upminster will hope use their upcoming break to their advantage.

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