WESTCLIFF will be looking to end a week’s worth of pain when they host Old Redcliffians at the Gables tomorrow.

Westcliff suffered a painful 21-17 defeat at Sutton & Epsom on Saturday, with the hosts scoring their late winning try with just 13 men.

But Westcliff’s prop forward Ewan Binneman feels the manner of the setback will have the hosts fired up this weekend.

“Saturday was very frustrating and deeply disappointing as I thought we were playing the better rugby,” said Binneman.

“We have everything needed to get the win and losing in the manner we did hurts.

“But it also means it makes it easier to bounce back.”

Westcliff were promoted from the London & SE Premier Division last season via the play-offs but have yet to triumph in National Two South, losing their first four fixtures of the season.

Their next chance to bag a welcome win comes against Old Redcliffians.

But Binneman is unsure what to expect against their latest opponents.

“It’s our first time playing them but they are also finding it tough at the moment,” said Binneman.

“I’m not too sure what to expect against them but they will want to get the win as much as we do so I think it will be a cracking game.”

Westcliff have taken four points from their first four games of the season and sit second from bottom in the early standings.

But Binneman insists the team’s heads will not drop.

“We have gone into this season knowing that it is going to be tough and I think we quickly realised it’s even tougher,” said Binneman.

“Nobody likes losing, especially by fine margins, but we will bounce back and get our first win.

“We’re all good mates and we are enjoying playing our rugby together so that won’t change.

“We’ll keep going and look to get the first win at the weekend.”

Old Redcliffians have also found things tough so far this season and will head to Westcliff having triumphed in just one of their opening four fixtures.

As a result, they sit just two places and one point above Westcliff, making Saturday’s clash an important encounter for both teams as they look to work their way up the table.

>In London One South tomorrow, eighth-placed Thurrock host unbeaten Camberley while, in London Two North, South Woodham - who are sixth in the table - head to Romford & Gidea Park.

In London Three Essex, Basildon host Braintree looking for their first win of the season.

Basildon were relegated last term and have kicked off the new campaign with three defeats.