Sudbury need to avoid a slow start against Chingford

WARNING: Sudbury coach Ben Scully
WARNING: Sudbury coach Ben Scully

Ben Scully has warned his Sudbury RFC side they will need to stay in touch with Chingford this weekend if they are to get anything from the game, writes Alex Moss.

Sudbury return to action in London League One North after a two-week break when they welcome second-place Chingford to Whittome Field on Saturday (3pm).

And after his side were heavily beaten 90-0 by league leaders Tring last time out, Scully says his charges cannot afford to fall too far behind again if they are to end their winless start to the season.

“We’ve got to stay in reach with them,” the Sudbury head coach said.

“We’ve had a tough start to the season but the boys have always stayed positive in the face of adversity.

“We’ve worked on adapting our style of play. We need to move teams around more and go back to our strengths, which will hopefully see us reap the benefits.

“We’re the underdogs this weekend, so the pressure is off us and we’ll be going out to chase a performance which can get us a result.”

Sudbury will be boosted by the returns from injury of flanker Jake Thurlow, hooker Sam Maile and former captain Justin Burton for Saturday’s game.

Meanwhile, kicker Chris Lewis is expected to make his return to training in three weeks.