STOWMARKET RFC coach Nigel Seaman is looking to win any way possible tomorrow against Wymondham (3pm) as he aims to clinch promotion to London Two North East for the first time in the club’s history.
A 25-25 draw away to league leaders Holt two weeks ago, kept the club sitting in second place in London Three North East, but only two points ahead of third place promotion rivals Harlow, who travel to East London.
Any victory over their second bottom placed visitors would confirm promotion and Seaman, who is far from concerned about the manner of his side’s performance, is confident his team will do what is necessary to secure back-to-back promotions.
“We could win by a point or by 30, it really doesn’t matter, we just need a win,” he said.
“I just want us to win any way possible, I don’t care how, as long as we get the victory that we need,”
“Wymondham are in a relegation scrap and we know they won’t take it lying down, they are a very physical side and we will be up against it.
“However we are at home and it will be on our terms.
“I’m in no doubt that the players will be able to handle the pressure, they could have crumbled at Holt but they didn’t, we will do our job and make sure we do what is required.
“We have got the potential to clinch a double promotion if we win and that is very exciting.
“It will be the first time the club have played in London Two North East and that would be fantastic for everyone.
“Nothing is in the bag yet, but we have an amazing opportunity to confirm promotion and I am confident we can get the win we need.”
Since taking the reigns from Gavin Hogg, now Bury St Edmunds coach, at the beginning of the season, Seaman has taken Stowmarket from a newly promoted side to promotion hopefuls, one game away from moving up a league once more.
The coach admitted his side’s success this season has exceeded even his own expectations as he paid tribute to his young squad.
“After coming up last season I was aiming for consolidation but obviously we have exceeded all expectations and promotion would be the icing on the cake,” he added.
“It has not all been plain sailing, we have done things differently since I took over from Gavin but the players have responded to it and done well.
“The average age of the squad is only 21 and even when there have been some hard times they have fought through them and responded positively, which is all credit to the lads.”