Moreland feels Barking are finally coming together after Steelers win

PUBLISHED: 16:00 09 October 2018

Andrew Moreland, director of rugby at Barking (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Andrew Moreland, director of rugby at Barking (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

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Barking director of rugby Andrew Moreland feels like his side are finally getting it together after sealing a 20-12 victory against Kings Cross Steelers last weekend, writes Jacob Ranson.

The Gale Street club bounced back after three straight defeats in London Three Essex to put one over their local rivals on home turf.

And Moreland believes it all stemmed from their positive performance in defeat against Epping Upper Clapton the week before.

“It was a good reaction from the boys, but that reaction actually started against Epping the weekend before, and now I think the mindset amongst the team is slowly changing,” said Moreland.

“There are still things to work on, of course, but I’m very pleased with the progress we’ve made.”

Moreland, who had to play himself due to injuries, feels the defence played a vital role in sealing victory for his side.

“The defence was key for us as Kings Cross was very good at using their forwards to attack us, but I think we coped with that a lot better than we would have last season,” he added.

Moreland is confident Barking’s fortunes will begin to change in the league now after sealing a win in a match he felt wasn’t even their best performance of late.

“The Epping performance was probably a more polished one than the win against Kings Cross,” Moreland insisted.

“But if you can win when you’re not playing your best, you’re on to something. It’s always said if you can win when not playing well you’re onto a winning formula.”

Barking now have a week off from the league as they have a Senior Vase tie at Fakenham this weekend, before facing Ilford Wanderers in another derby the following week.

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