UEL men’s first XI will look to extend their lead at the top of BUCS when they take on Sussex at home on Wednesday afternoon.
The boys in blue will look to continue their unbeaten run to four games, when they face second-to-bottom placed Sussex.
UEL will have to contest the game without winger Liam MacDevitt who has joined the injury list despite his keenness to play in tomorrow’s game. Coach Ryan Gordon gave Rising East an update on the latest team news ahead of the fixture.
“For tomorrows game, Liam (MacDevitt) will be out. As for Isvernamer, we’re just waiting for his assessment from the physio today.
“Charles is back into the squad, he missed training this week. We welcome back Michael Ogbon back into the squad, he’s done really well for UEL, been quite important for the squad, and the last few promotions.”
The East Londoners recovered from a rocky start to the season, which saw them losing the opening game to local rivals Hertfordshire. Coach Gordon is happy with the teams response and the sense of togetherness between the boys.
“The squad is looking strong, top of the league now, but more importantly there is a real team spirit, the boys are bonding off the pitch and on the pitch.
“The big players are really performing, the first years, who have come from professional clubs, they’ve bonded well with the third years. You know there’s an obvious team spirit, which I am quite pleased about.”
Sussex have somewhat struggled this season, with only one win from their three games so far. The team have lost both their games by a one-goal margin, as well as beating UEL’s conquerors, Hertfordshire, 2-1 at home.
However, coach Gordon is wary of Sussex’s capabilities, vowing not to take the side lightly. The coach spoke of how results are misleading and how they will prove valiant opponents for UEL.
“They’ve had some good results to be fair, the league table doesn’t really tell a true story. There are some good standards teams in there, and Sussex have been unfortunate, maybe losing by the odd goal.
“There have been some really strong results going on in the league. Herts (Hertfordshire) drew to Surrey the other week. We’ve gone to Herts and lost to them, however we’ve beaten Surrey.
“So, we cant be complacent, we have to work hard and keep winning and keep the run going.