Norwich aiming for hat-trick at league’s bottom side

Norwich get more points on the board against Woodford on Saturday. Picture: ANDY MICKLETHWAITE

Norwich get more points on the board against Woodford on Saturday. Picture: ANDY MICKLETHWAITE - Credit: Archant

Norwich head for Romford tomorrow to play London 2NE's bottom side Campion.

The visitors will be going for a hat-trick of wins, have beaten Cantabrigian and Woodford in their previous two matches, and should fancy their chances against a side on minus four points after losing all their games so far.

'With two consecutive wins I feel we are hitting some good form with four games left of the season,' said coach Jonny O'Brien.

'We're now close to beating our points haul from last season and I'm hoping we stay focused for the match on Saturday. This is certainly a potential banana skin for us so we need to keep our focus to come away with the five points.'

Director of Rugby David Everitt added: 'Although we won last Saturday against Woodford the performance was not a good one and we will have to address some areas of concern.


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'The defence was thankfully our strong point but the scrums and lineouts were poor and we allowed Woodford far too much possession, making life difficult for ourselves.

'If we repeat this against Campion then an upset could be on the cards. The forwards will have to make sure that they put this right at training and the return of Laurence Austin in the backrow will strengthen our lineout.'

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The team is similar to last week's but Ayden Pitman comes in to replace the injured Jonny Wheater. The start time has been brought forward to 2pm because of the England international against Scotland.

The Lions are at home to Medics tomorrow (1.45pm) while the A XV are at Holt (2pm).

Lowestoft & Yarmouth will be hoping for a long overdue win in London 3NE when they travel to Ilford Wanderers, who are now below them in the table following a points deduction.

Tim Marshall's side are on a run of 15 successive league defeats, but have become more competitive as the campaign has progressed and will be aiming to prove the point in Essex.

West Norfolk, who are just five points ahead of L&Y after having a poor season themselves, travel to Basildon while fourth placed Southwold visit Stowmarket, the side just below them.

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