Norwich gain new impetus from victory

LONDON 2NE: The jubilation which followed Norwich's victory over fifth-placed Romford last weekend has changed the mood among the players. The confidence has returned and there was a definite spring in the step at training this week as the players look to set off on a winning run.

The jubilation which followed Norwich's victory over fifth-placed Romford last weekend has changed the mood among the players.

The confidence has returned and there was a definite spring in the step at training this week as the players look to set off on a winning run.

This weekend the team travel to Enfield Ignations, who are eighth in the table. They also had a good victory last week, against Chelmsford, and Norwich will need to be wary of their full-back who kicks penalties from anywhere in the opposition half and the sniping runs of Andy Roper, the scrum-half.

Norwich continue to be without captain Sam Turner who has torn the ligaments in his ankle and will be in plaster for six weeks, but John Bugg filled his boots well last week and continues in the back row with Ross Adnitt and Paul Micklethwaite.


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Competition for the front row berths is fierce with Joe Riches returning to full fitness and hoping to regain his place at prop. He will have to oust Andy Wright, who had a sound game last week.

Scott Hancocks has a hamstring tweak and will face a fitness test. If he is not available, Rob Micklethwaite will return from the Lions to take his place. The only other change from last week is the unavailability of Ewan Wilson due to work commitments.

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The second team have a league game against Holt II.

t After winning at home to Crusaders last weekend, Holt will be hoping for a repeat performance at Cantabridgians tomorrow in Eastern Counties One.

t Lakenham Hewett host top of the table Harwich & Dovercourt in Eastern Counties Two tomorrow.

A tough game is expected with Harwich only losing one of their last 12 games, but Lakenham Hewett have vowed not to be overawed by that record and to concentrate on their own game plan.

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