‘Big defeat will fuel Sudbury players,’ says Scully

STAY POSITIVE: Ben Scully wants his Sudbury team to keep their heads up after Saturday's thrashing

STAY POSITIVE: Ben Scully wants his Sudbury team to keep their heads up after Saturday's thrashing

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Sudbury RFC head coach Ben Scully believes last Saturday’s 90-0 defeat away against Tring will fuel his side for the rest of the season, writes Alex Moss.

Scully’s charges are six points adrift at the bottom of the London League One North table following last weekend’s heavy defeat, and have lost all six of their opening fixtures this season.

But the Sudbury head coach insists his players have become stronger and will use Saturday’s result to inspire them to end their winless run when they return to action a week on Saturday.

“The defeat against Tring has brought the boys together,” said Scully, whose charges host second-place Chingford at Whittome Field on October 22.

“In those sort of moments it can either make or break you as a team. The players have all experienced a bit of hurt and I want them to use it to fuel us on for the rest of the season.

“The boys have always been fantastic and believe in what we want to do.

“I’ve never doubted them and I believe we’re just around the corner from the first win.”

Scully took over as head coach at Whittome Field following the departure of Graham Richards, who had guided the team to promotion from London League Two North East last season.

Sudbury are on minus three points after their first six games, having been recently deducted five points for fielding an ineligible player in the opening day 17-7 defeat to Saffron Walden on September 3.