Richards expecting tough test on Saturday at Cantabrigian

BIG MATCH: Sudbury coach Graham Richards
BIG MATCH: Sudbury coach Graham Richards

Graham Richards is looking 
for a good display from his 
side when they head to 
Cantabrigian in London Three North East on Saturday (2pm).

The Sudbury coach faces a selection problem ahead of the trip to the second-placed Cantabs this weekend.

“We’re struggling backline-wise,” he said. “Through injuries and suspensions, we’re short in the full-back and centre positions.”

Richards also relies on players at university, who will not be able to play as this match has been rearranged after being postponed earlier this month.

Fourth-placed Sudbury are four points behind their opponents, but may show some rust when they travel to Sedley Taylor Road.

Richards’ side have had their last two matches postponed, losing some of the momentum gained from back-to-back league wins against Beccles and Old Brentwoods last month.

Tomorrow’s match will end a three-week enforced break for Sudbury, while Cantabs come into the weekend’s meeting off the back of a four-match winning run.

Richards, who will be without Ethan Wright among others, added: “I’m looking for a good performance and if we can get something out of it I will be over the moon.

“Cantabs have got the best forward pack in the league on their day.

“They’re in form and are notoriously difficult to play at their home.”

With the season coming to an end, the Sudbury boss is planning to mix things up for his side’s final seven matches of the campaign.

“I’m hoping to get one or two more wins so that we 
can finish in the top half 
of the table,” he said. “I’d 
like to blood some young-
sters in for the rest of the season.”

Richards concluded: “I want to incorporate them into the team and give them some game time before the end of the season.”