Redruth head coach Morcom looks to build on first win
AFTER welcoming his first win as Redruth head coach on Saturday, Ashley Morcom will be looking for another positive display from his players when they make the trip to Chinnor this weekend.
The Reds, following the disappointment of losing their opening two National 2 South games, recorded their first victory of the season at the Recreation Ground on Saturday in a 38-7 victory over Southend (match report page 115).
Morcom was delighted with the direct approach his players adopted against the Seasiders, and he wants to see more of that this weekend.
He said: "It doesn't matter if we're at home or away, we've worked on being direct since pre-season, and that's the way I want us to play in all our games.
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"I've always said that when we are on top of our game there is no other team in this division better than us.
"It's just a case of turning in that sort of performance every week.
"What was most pleasing was we stuck to our structure, it was nice to go forward because there has been too much width. Being direct really paid off for us and that's how we'll be looking to play against Chinnor."
Oxfordshire-based Chinnor finished sixth in National 2 South last season and have won their opening three games this campaign.
The Reds lost on their last visit to the Kingsey Road last season, and Morcom expects another stern test this weekend.
He said: "We went up there in a strong position last season and they beat us, so we know it's not going to be as clear cut as going up there and winning.
"We will have to work very hard, but if we stick to our game plan I don't see any reason why we can't get something.
"Chinnor have started well, but I don't see any reason why we can roll them over with the players we have."
Redruth will hope to include Cornish Pirates' duo Luke Jones and Max Bodilly after they impressed in Saturday's six-try win.
Morcom said: "They are both very good players and it won't be long before the Pirates will want them so we've just got to utilise them when we can."
The Reds will, however, be without Rhodri McAtee. The former Cornish Pirate played in Saturday's win but due to work commitments he is unavailable for away games.
Morcom said: "It is frustrating for other players when Rhodri comes back into the side but it's up to them to show me in the games he's not there that they deserve a run in the side.
"It's good to have that competition, which keeps everybody on their toes."
Greg Goodfellow serves the penultimate game of his four-week ban this weekend following his dismissal against Cambridge on September 7.