Westcliff's Chris Dudman expecting physical battle with Romford & Gidea Park

Echo: Westcliff's Chris Dudman expecting physical battle with Romford & Gidea Park Westcliff's Chris Dudman expecting physical battle with Romford & Gidea Park

WESTCLIFF’S Chris Dudman is expecting a physical battle when his table topping side head to Romford & Gidea Park in London One North tomorrow.

Westcliff are currently four points clear after winning their last six games.

But Dudman, who has played both on the wing and at full-back this term, is taking nothing for granted against 10th placed Romford.

“Romford gave us a tough game last time, they didn't roll over easily and we are expecting a very similar and physical battle again at the weekend,” said the Shoebury based 21-year-old.

“The boys were very happy with the win Tabard last Saturday after games and training had been called off due to the weather and it was even better to gain the bonus point as at this time of the season it’s crucial.”

Westcliff triumphed 32-17 at Tabard and Dudman is certain the game will have done the team the world of good after a frustrating series of postponements caused by the wet weather.

“Although we were a bit rusty at times at Tabard I think we all expected it after no game for a few weeks and it did us good to get back out there,” said Dudman.

“Getting in a solid performance like that shows that the team is working well together and that we can re-group quickly after the weeks off.”

Dudman now wants Westcliff to build on the win and clinch an immediate return to National Three London & SE.

“I feel that these next few weeks will show who is going to win the league as there are some crucial games coming up,” said Dudman.

“From the start of the season we set a target for ourselves to get promoted straight back up into National Three and we know we are capable of that.

“The only thing we need to do now is get the results, starting with tomorrow.”

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