Yems takes positives

ESSEX TWO Phantoms 0 Kings Cross Steelers 36 A MUCH-IMPROVED performance from Phantoms saw them beaten by Essex Two leaders Kings Cross Steelers at the weekend. In a friendly last season, the Steelers scored double the amount of points and with the Kings

ESSEX TWO

Phantoms 0 Kings Cross Steelers 36

A MUCH-IMPROVED performance from Phantoms saw them beaten by Essex Two leaders Kings Cross Steelers at the weekend.

In a friendly last season, the Steelers scored double the amount of points and with the Kings Cross side being tipped as title contenders, it was an encouraging display from the home side.

Captain David Yems said: "We knew that the Steelers were a fit, well-drilled team, but we were determined to be competitive against one of the better teams in this new division.

"The inter-clubhouse rivalry certainly made getting the boys up for this one a little easier to say the least.

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"Even John Murphy, captain of the Steelers and a former teammate of mine thought it turned into a war.

"I think we surprised the Steelers today with our grit and determination.

"We were also resolute in defence, something which hasn't always been the case in the past.

"If we were short anywhere it was as an attacking threat and the scoreboard obviously reflects that.

"With players to return in key positions in the backline, I'm sure this will be put right very soon."

The Phantoms are away to Loughton this weekend, kick off 3pm.

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