WESTCLIFF head coach Jacob Ford is hoping for two memorable victories tomorrow.

Ford’s side head to Worthing in National Two South looking to secure their first victory of the season.

But, before heading off to Sussex, Westcliff’s squad will be watching England’s World Cup semi-final against New Zealand together in a game which sees Ford’s brother George starting at fly-half for Eddie Jones’ side.

“I’m really excited about the weekend,” said Ford, whose brother has won 61 caps for his country.

“I’m always excited about the games that George plays in.

“But it’s a World Cup semi-final against New Zealand this time so I’m even more excited than normal.

“As a family, we’re all really proud of everything he’s achieved and the timings have worked out well too so the squad can all get together to watch the England game before we travel to Worthing.

“It would be great if we could get the victories we want in both games.”

Ford was added to Westcliff’s coaching squad in the summer following their unexpected promotion from the London & SE Premier Division last season.

And, despite a tricky start results wise, he feels the side have already shown they can compete at the higher level.

“We’ve lost four games to the last play now which is obviously frustrating but it does show we’re matching teams,” said Ford.

“Before the season got underway I think we were written off by everyone but performances are improving all the time.

“And although we lost (to Taunton) on Saturday I actually thought it was our best performance of the season, especially attacking wise.”

Westcliff will now be bidding to build on that encouraging display against 12th-placed Worthing tomorrow.

And Ford is confident Westcliff will continue to improve.

“We’re only going to get better,” said Ford, who also coaches at Ipswich School.

“Everything was put together quite late on for us so in my head we’re really still in a pre-season stage at the moment.

“I think things will really start to pick up for us around Christmas time and I’m sure our results will show that.

“But I’m not looking at the league table or anything like that at this stage.

“We’re just all making sure we’re working together to keep on improving.”

Ford, who had previously been coaching at Loughborough University, is the youngest person ever to qualify as an RFU level three coach.