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King cross as side let high standards slip

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WARLINGHAM captain Zack King was livid with the performance of his men as they fell to a home defeat by Aylesford Bulls on Saturday, but said it was only because he knows the dominant brand of rugby they are capable of playing.

Wars currently sit mid-table in London Two South East following a strange start to the campaign crammed with surprise results.

With five wins and three losses, including a domination of the then league leaders Crowborough, Wars will have endured worse starts to a league campaign, but King has been left frustrated as he believes they are capable of pushing for the top two positions.

"There isn't one team running away with it like last year [when East Grinstead romped home to the league title and promotion to London One South]," he said.

"Part of the reason it was more disappointing than the Deal result, where we were appalling, was that we were in the game and if we want to be top two or three they are the matches we need to start winning. We are a young side but that's no excuse.

"If we can get to Christmas in the top five, then we can re-evaluate. I'm certain though, whatever happens, we will dust ourselves down and play a lot better on Saturday [away at Heathfield and Waldron].

"The reason I'm so disappointed is because I know how good we have been and there's no reason we can't lift ourselves to that level.

"In fairness we had this result coming though. We were bad last week against Thanet, and they are pretty poor.

"I can't really put my finger on it – there's not enough support, it was getting very messy up front, at times players were completely isolated. But then we have been so dominant in other games. We need to take responsibility, take stock of what's happened, and move forwards because I know we can do well in this league."

Warlingham travel to face Heathfield and Waldron on Saturday, with their opponents currently languishing towards the foot of the table with three wins from their opening eight matches.


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