Rochford Hundred v Canterbury
An unchanged starting line-up at Rochford on Saturday is something of a luxury for us so perhaps that is a good omen.
Head Coach Matt Corker says:
Last Saturday turned out to be a bit of a nail biter in the end, as all good derby’s should be. 0-14 after ten minutes is not an unfamiliar position for us this season and the team responded in the best possible way. I was really impressed with how they adjusted, and to score four tries in a 13 minute period is a great accomplishment. When we have played the best teams in the league this season, they have been very clinical whenever they have possession in attacking areas, and that’s was exactly what we did. The story of the second half is pretty much explained by the penalty count. To come out and score first was exactly our intention but to give away nine penalties, eight when in defence, means that we gave Sevenoaks eight opportunities to have another chance to attack. That said, there were some strong defensive performances and that commitment and resilience saw us home.
This week is another big challenge. Our fixture away at Rochford last season is still strong in the memory and we know if we do not turn up ready to win collisions it could be a long afternoon.