Norwich aim to start again after defeat
LONDON 2NE: Norwich's hopes of putting together a winning run were ended abruptly at Enfield last week - although the visitors felt they should have come away with a victory.
Norwich's hopes of putting together a winning run were ended abruptly at Enfield last week - although the visitors felt they should have come away with a victory.
The 10-0 defeat allowed Chelmsford to draw level on points, following their draw at Saffron Walden. But Norwich will be hopeful of returning to winning form when they host bottom side Mersea Island tomorrow.
The forwards remain unchanged with Andy Wright continuing to prop up John Snowling along with Aaron Swanbrough, who will be relishing the competition with the heavy Mersea front row.
Freddie Cook continues to impress on the flank and with John Bugg back to full fitness, the unfortunate Paul Micklethwaite finds himself on the bench.
The coaching team felt that the backs underperformed last week and will be shaken up for this game. This sees Callum Macauley and Phil O'Brien on the wings with Josh Ives continuing in the centre alongside Dougie Greenwood. Scott Hancocks faces a late fitness test on his hamstring and Rob Micklethwaite is likely to start at full-back.
The seconds welcome back Simon Vavasour from injury and he will be joined in the front row by veteran prop David Bailey. With a strong look to the whole pack they should have an exciting game - if they can find some opposition after the game against Norwich Medics was postponed.
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Pete Donnell makes an appearance on the wing which will give him a chance to show his pace.
The thirds have a game against Wattisham Warriors.
t In Eastern Counties Division One, Crusaders travel to Cantabrigian.
For the first time the Dack twins, Jamie and Tom, are joined by their cousin Steven in the Crusaders' squad. The team also welcomes back young players Thomas Hadley, Ashley Smith and notably Theo Elliott, who for the past two weeks has been away with the US Eagles under-20s.
Holt entertain Woodbridge who are one place above them in the league, and they will be keen to build on last week's 30-0 win at Cantabrigian.
Coach Ed steed reports that the injury list is growing, so the small squad will be stretched to its limit.