Warriors ready for Newmarket challenge

WOODBRIDGE were left without a game last weekend when Thetford had to forfeit their match against the Warriors as they couldn't get a front row together.

WOODBRIDGE were left without a game last weekend when Thetford had to forfeit their match against the Warriors as they couldn't get a front row together.

With a trip to Eastern Counties One league leaders Newmarket this weekend, you could perhaps forgive the Warriors if they were to approach the game with a hint of caution given their lack of match practice recently. Add in the fact Woodbridge were not exactly at their best in the second half in their 8-5 win against Southwold at the start of the month and coach Adrian Foulger may have his work cut out.

That's not how he sees it however.

“We were really disappointed that Thetford had to forfeit the match as we really wanted to get the Southwold game out of our system. But we had a really good training session on Saturday instead and we're confident we will be ready against Newmarket.”


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Third-placed Woodbridge should be confident given that they have not lost in the league since November but Foulger is well aware that defeat could cost them any chance of making a late dash for promotion.

“It's going to be a big finish but that's why we play - it's great to have something to play for at this stage of the season,” added Foulger.

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“We've got quite a tough run-in obviously with Newmarket this weekend and then we've got Holt after that who are near us in the table.

“The very least that I would be pleased with would be third position. Second place is achievable if the results go our way and that's what we've got to aim for.

“There's not a lot of difference in quality between the teams in the division. Newmarket and Stowmarket have been a cut above the rest but anyone can beat anyone.”

Foulger will be desperate to inflict Newmarket's first defeat of the season on Saturday.

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