SOUTH Woodham Ferrers skipper Warren Duggan took heart from his side’s 27-15 defeat at Eton Manor.

The setback was Woodham’s fourth in six games since being promoted into London One North.

But Duggan felt there were plenty of positives to take from Saturday’s match.

“The game showed again that we can complete well at this level and that we should not be afraid of games against the stronger London One North teams in the coming weeks,” said Duggan.

“The pack again performed well, matching a very big Manor front five, and the backs showed that, given quick ball, they have the necessary finishing power.

“So far it is inconsistency in defence and some naive decision making that is letting the lads down.

“They can range from the sublime to the frustrating in just a few moments but all of this can be worked on in the rest period before the next home game against North Walsham.”

However, Woodham will want to start that clash far stronger after Eton Manor were on top early on and led 20-3 at half-time.

However, after the break Liam Searles touched down while Alex Baker scored his first try of the year but Woodham were unable score any more points despite dominating late on.

>THURROCK’S slow start to the season continued as they suffered a fifth defeat in six games, losing 28-17 at home to Brighton.

The setback left T’s 11th in the 14 team London One South table with nine points.