Boss Richardson insists West Norfolk can build on best display of the season

Friday, February 8, 2013
10:52 AM

Boss Nigel Richardson says West Norfolk will travel to Hadleigh with their tails up after producing their best display of the season.

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The North Wootton outfit ran in nine tries on the way to their biggest win of the season, 56-12 over basement boys Thurston on Saturday. Manager Richardson says his troops, who have won two of their three matches in 2013, will be looking to keep the good times coming when they visit Suffolk tomorrow to face another struggling Greene King Eastern Counties Division One outfit.

He said: “It was our best performance of the campaign on Saturday. Everything we have been doing in training paid off.

“We had a man sent off but the lads stepped up to the plate. Our tries came from great team and support play. On Tuesday, at training, I went into the changing room and there was a great atmosphere – the lads were still buzzing. Hopefully that feeling will follow on at Hadleigh. It’s better to travel down there on the back of a win and I want to keep our momentum going. It’s a shame we’re missing one or two players but I’m sure we’ll be taking a strong and confident squad down there.”

Lawrence Savage will miss the game, as might Jake Richardson. However, Joe Butt and Nick Bull look set to return to help West, eighth, try and move further clear of Hadleigh who are 11th.

In London North-East Division Three strugglers Wisbech are four points from safety and currently remain 12 behind their opponents at the weekend – Old Brentwoods.

Boss Cliff Humphreys said: “The squad were very much downbeat on Saturday after the game given the effort and commitment all players gave in the match. However, skipper Dave Wadsley has issued a rallying call to the team not to be too down. We drew with Old Brentwoods away earlier in the season.

“Wadsley is very confident that if we can reproduce the effort and commitment shown last Saturday we should get something out of the game. All we need is a win. It would certainly boost our confidence for the remainder of the season.”

A seventh straight league defeat, 12-10 at home to Wanstead further deepened their woes.

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