West Norfolk, second, versus table-toppers Newmarket is not a title decider, says boss Richardson

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Friday, March 14, 2014
8:45 AM

Boss Nigel Richardson still insists the destination of the Greene King Eastern Counties Division One title will not be decided tomorrow.

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West Norfolk, second, host table-toppers Newmarket with both sides having just four matches left to play this season. The visitors are currently two points clear and can take a massive step towards the championship with a victory in North Wootton. But Richardson is refusing to bill the huge clash as a title decider.

West’s boss, who saw his team’s original attempt to play Newmarket postponed on February 8 due to a waterlogged pitch, said: “Yes, it’s a big game. But we’ve got other games to go. We’ve got to go away to Harwich which will be a big game. We could win tomorrow and still go on to drop points. The same can be said for Newmarket. It’s potentially the biggest game of the season, especially psychologically, but it’s not over until the championship winner has been mathematically proven.”

Ross Biggs is unavailable for West while Craig Edwards (work), who scored five tries in Saturday’s 46-17 win over Broadland - Great Yarmouth, and Jake Richardson (knee) may not feature. Alex Singleton and Brad Cook could return however to boost Richardson’s options.

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