Last week was Jefferson William’s first competitive match since taking on the reins from Simon Loftus. The Blues defeated third-placed Oxford University’s first team in straight sets, to earn their sixth consecutive victory in the BUCS Premier South division. UEL are now one win away from joining leaders, University of Essex’s, at the top of the league.
Sussex University are struggling, losing their last five consecutive matches, which began against UEL in early November. Coach Williams is hoping for a big win in Wednesday’s match.
“I know UEL won the first time they played before so obviously the expectation is that they are going to be better than they were before they played Sussex last time, which means that the result should be the same or better,” Williams said.
Williams also mentioned that he will implicate a game plan in order for the side to do the double over their Sussex opponents.
“I’ll speak to the girls about what happened last time and we’ll come here with a bit of a game plan. We always have game plans by what we can do and then obviously, we’ll see how we match-up against our opposition,” he said.
A win on Wednesday will take UEL joint top of the table with Essex University, both on 24 points. It is a must win situation for The Blues to keep their title hopes alive.
UEL face Sussex on Wednesday 1st February at 4:00pm at SportsDock, which will host a nine Big Blue Wednesday fixtures, with the other four at Hackney Marshes.