Rested North Walsham ready for action

IF nothing else, a week off will have allowed some aches and strains to ease and North Walsham's players should be champing at the bit to get back into action.

IF nothing else, a week off will have allowed some aches and strains to ease and North Walsham's players should be champing at the bit to get back into action.

They were bitterly disappointed following defeat at Hertford and with the season approaching half way need to string a few wins together, hopefully starting with one against Tring at Scottow on Saturday.

The Hertfordshire side has been struggling near the foot of the table all season and with just two wins and a draw.

Although some of their defeats have been by just a few points, they have only Sutton and Epsom below them.


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sides, but this really is a must-win game for them.

Both sides have found try-scoring difficult but Walsham have by far the better defensive record of the two.

However, they must again make strenuous attempts to keep the penalty count down as Tring's Tom Newton has a pretty decent record with the boot.

Walsham will go into this game without their dynamic open-side flanker Chris Godwin who broke both tibia and fibula in his right leg at Hertford and is unlikely to figure in the line-up this season.

His replacement is bound to be the subject of some discussion.

The Raiders who had another game called off by the opposition at short notice last week are due to play their opposite numbers from Tring while the Warriors are away at Norwich Medics in a Woodforde's Merit Table game.

Kick-offs will be 2.15pm for the Raiders and 3pm for the Vikings.

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