Wanstead ready for another tough test against Romford
PUBLISHED: 14:00 13 December 2018
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Herons lost 26-7 at Woodford last weekend
David Wiggins knows it does not get any easier for Wanstead in London Two North East as they prepare to welcome Romford & Gidea Park on Saturday.
Last Saturday saw the Herons beaten 26-7 at current leaders and London Borough of Redbridge rivals Woodford.
In entertaining RGP this Saturday, the Roding Lane North club will come up against the side who are currently second in the standings.
It is a devilishly difficult run of fixtures for Wanstead having to play the top two in the league over consecutive weekends.
But director of rugby Wiggins knows there is plenty the Herons can take from last weekend’s game against the leaders into playing the team in second on Saturday.
“I imagine Romford will treat playing us as the same way Woodford, knowing it could be a potential banana skin for them.
“That should make them focussed, but we’ll take the positives from playing the leaders last week into facing the team in second this week.
“It was tight for a long while against Woodford and we just need to replicate that against Romford.”
Against Woodford last weekend, Chad Harris scored the solitary try for Wanstead against their borough rivals.
By losing at the Highams, the Herons saw their inconsistent run of form continue having not won back-to-back games since beating Basildon and Harlow in October.
Despite that, the Roding Lane North club remain just five points adrift of Stowmarket in third.
But Wiggins admits that if Wanstead are to close the gap, they need to start stringing wins together.
“Our form has been inconsistent recently and we’ve not done too well away from home,” he added.
“We know we have to put a run together and it’s still very tight between us in sixth and third place.
“There is a lot of rugby still to come in the New Year and it should be a good battle between all the teams for third.”
Wanstead will hope they can end the calendar year on a high by getting the better of Romford in their final game before Christmas on Saturday.