Haverhill coach keen to get back to winning ways

Adam Hunt is in the Haverhill team for their match with Sawston
Adam Hunt is in the Haverhill team for their match with Sawston

A home fixture against struggling Sawston should provide Haverhill with the chance to give head coach Martin Hughes the victory that he wants.

Haverhill take on second-bottom Sawston at Castle Playing Fields on Saturday (2pm kick off) looking to consolidate their fourth-placed spot in Greene King IPA Eastern Counties Division Two West.

With Sawston having just five points to their name (they have been deducted three points this season) Haverhill will believe themselves capable of completing the league double over a side they defeated 36-6 earlier this campaign.

Despite that scoreline, Hughes said the match in Cambridgeshire was a tough test for his team.

He said: “When we played them last time I think it was very close. I think it was one of the best games we have had this season.

“It was nip and tuck. It was a local derby. It’s better to have a game like that rather than go across and put 50 or so points on the board.

“I would rather win a hard-fought game by five or six points than beat someone by 40 points, easily.”

Hughes expects to have a strong line up in the backs on Saturday, with Collins Musavengana (who has been benefitting from some one to one coaching from Hughes), Lewis Catterick and this season’s leading points scorer, Adam Hunt all available.

Haverhill had no scheduled match last weekend and apart from the 24-5 defeat to second-placed Cantabridgians on January 17, have not played a competitive match since December 13.

“I’m looking forward to getting back to winning ways,” said Hughes.

“If we can stay in the top four and win the next couple of games, which i think is doable with the players I’ve got coming back, I will be very happy. We just need that win.”