Norwich look to take positives from narrow Diss defeat into Campion clash

Dave Micklethwaite on the ball for Norwich against Diss at Beeston Hyrne. Picture: Andy Micklethwait

Dave Micklethwaite on the ball for Norwich against Diss at Beeston Hyrne. Picture: Andy Micklethwaite - Credit: Archant

Norwich make their penultimate away trip of the season to Romford to play Campion.

Their lengthy injury list still includes JC Brown, Stuart Seppings, Si Darby, Jordan Tucker and so the team looks very similar to the one that played in last week's 24-20 home loss to Diss in the Norfolk Senior Cup with just Chris Drohan unavailable and his replacement yet to be decided.

Norwich were pleased with their second half performance against Diss but were left to regret that they left themselves with just too much to do to overhaul their visitors.

Campion are always tough opponents on home territory, having beaten both of the leading two sides, Diss and Chelmsford, there this season so Norwich know they are in for a tough battle.

The Campion forwards, particularly their back row, functioned well at Norwich earlier in the season when they won 22-15.

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Coach Jonny O'Brien said: 'I'm looking for the team to play like they did in the second half against Diss last week which would give us a great chance.

'We need that self belief and a desire to keep the ball flowing. It's an important league game that we need to win if we are to achieve the goal that we set ourselves at the start of the season of a top four finish.'

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Norwich are currently fifth.

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