Dagenham hope to improve in latest Essex Canterbury Jack One term

PUBLISHED: 16:00 30 August 2018

The latest rugby news from the local scene (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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In an article from our ‘Engage’ supplement, we preview the season ahead for Dagenham in the Essex Canterbury Jack One

Dagenham will hope the new Essex League Division One season sees the club improve on last season’s efforts.

The Central Park outfit finished last season in third place in the Shield Division after earlier finishing second bottom in the initial Essex Division One B stage.

A reorganisation of the leagues, however, has seen Essex League Division One become one concurrent campaign.

That means there is no initial stage where teams are split into either Essex Canterbury Jack 1A or 1B, with the final standings in those tables previously determining whether clubs qualified for the either the Premier Division or Shield Division.

Dagenham will hope that helps them in their quest to succeed this season, but it also sees them come up against some sides they did not meet last term.

The new season will see the Central Park outfit come up against Mavericks and Upminster – who were relegated from London Three Essex – as well as Billericay, Mersea Island, Writtle Wanderers, Thames, Stanford Le Hope and Clacton — none of whom they faced last season.

The only familiar foes for Dagenham in Essex One this season are Old Brentwoods, who they took on in Division One B, and Harwich & Dovercourt, who they faced in the Shield Division.

And Dagenham will hope for better results against both sides, having lost fixtures to both of them at home and away last season.

The Central Park outfit will also hope for favourable results against their new foes in the division too as they bid to put together a campaign that sees them improve on their efforts last term.

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