Havant told to get Beck to their best

Havant hope wing Jarryd Robinson keeps up his hot try-scoring form
Havant hope wing Jarryd Robinson keeps up his hot try-scoring form
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Havant need to remain on song as they make their first-ever visit to Beckenham for a London One south encounter (3pm).

Will Knight’s team picked up their first win in six games last week and he has demanded they keep up the momentum.

Havant showed a big improvement in thumping Cobham 43-27 and Knight is hoping it doesn’t prove to be a one-off.

With Beckenham two places below them in the league, another success would see Havant put some daylight between themselves and the bottom group.

‘The players showed a greater intensity and precision in our last game,’ said Knight.

‘It is the level of performance we must be looking to produce week in, week out.

‘Two weeks ago at Haywards Heath, we were at our lowest point wondering where we could go from there.

‘I think the players sensed that and turned up at training with a determination to put things right.

‘They know they have underachieved in a number of areas and made the response we needed.

‘Having Jarryd Robinson back scoring four tries on the wing helped but it was an overall team performance that got us the win.’

Havant are forced to make changes in their pack tomorrow, with Rob Elsmore working and Dom Bellman starting a suspension for his sending off against Chichester.

Services recruit James Roberts comes in for his debut in the forwards and utility back Dave Sweeney makes his first appearance in the replacements after moving from Bognor.

The three-quarters remain the same after destroying Cobham, with Jarryd Robinson hoping to continue his hot streak of try scoring.

‘It is important that between now and Christmas, we keep the momentum going to make sure we go into the new year in a more positive position,’ said Knight.

‘We have some tough games coming up but there is no reason why we can’t target to win them.

‘With players joining and others coming back from injury competition for places is hotting up.

‘That will only serve to make us more competitive out on the pitch.’