UEL Men’s 1st team travel to winless Imperial College, on Wednesday afternoon, as the East Londonders look to kick on from last week’s victory at home to Reading University.
The Blues will be aiming for their second consecutive victory to take them well within a promotion spot, after initially succumbing to an opening day defeat to rivals Hertfordshire.
Coach Ryan Gordon retains a fully fit XI, and will be looking for the same committed performance which saw UEL revive their season a week ago.
Ahead of such an important game, UEL will be looking to build on their performance against Reading, which saw the side run out comfortable 2-0 winners. The home game against Reading saw UEL keep their first clean sheet since November 2016, a 1-0 victory at home to Chichester.
Whilst this game provides the East Londoners with a platform to carry on their momentum, it proves a crucial fixture for Imperial.
Wednesday’s opposition are out of sorts, as they look to kick start their season following a poor start. The run has seen UEL’s fellow Londoners draw to strugglers Reading and lose convincingly to top-of-the-table Surrey.
Following their victory to Reading, Gordon stressed the importance of maintaining a good mental attitude, despite Imperial’s woes.
He said: “Our first game started off with a defeat, but we recovered well for our second game (against Reading), showing resilience, strength of character and a will to win.”
“There is strong belief within the squad of players to do well this season. However, we’ll look to take this one game at a time, making sure we’re prepared tactically, physically and mentally.”
A victory for UEL, if other results go their way, could see UEL rise to the top of the table and set well for their dream of promotion.