Haverhill & District target victory against Sawston ahead of facing Eastern Counties Greene King 2 West leaders Mildenhall & Red Lodge next week
With a potentially title-deciding trip to Mildenhall & Red Lodge on the horizon, Adam Hunt has stressed the importance of Haverhill & District picking up a victory this weekend, writes Alex Moss.
After seeing last weekend’s scheduled Cambridgeshire Plate quarter-final with Sawston called off, Haverhill will be playing for the first time in four weeks when they host the same side in the league this Saturday (2pm).
A win for Haverhill (4th) would see them move to within two points of Eastern Counties Greene King 2 West leaders Mildenhall, who they travel to a week on Saturday.
And Hunt knows how important it is for his side to get a game in this weekend in order to shake off any rustiness ahead of facing the table-toppers on February 16.
“If we’d have gone there next week without playing a game for five weeks, it would have been a big ask,” the Haverhill captain said.
“I don’t think it would have been do-able, so this Saturday’s game is very important for us. Unfortunately, last week Sawston couldn’t get a front row together, which was a shame.
“But they’ve already confirmed to me that they’ve got a team for this weekend, so everything is good to go.
“Both teams are fighting for positions in the league. Obviously we’re nearer the top and they’re bottom, but we haven’t had a game for four weeks so we could be a little bit rusty.
“We want to get a good result, put some points on the board, and then we can go to Mildenhall next week on the positive side and not with a negative approach.”
Hunt says Haverhill have a virtually identical squad to the one that lost to Shelford IV 36-22 last time out on January 12, with only Gavin Hope missing after having an operation on a broken nose.
Saturday’s opponents Sawston sit bottom of the table with one win from their 10 league games, that victory coming against Wendens Ambo at the start of the year.