HARWICH and Dovercourt Rugby Club are preparing for one of their toughest assignments of the season.

That’s the view of player-coach Shane Manning, ahead of tomorrow’s trip to a youthful Sudbury side.

Harwich know another win is vital in their quest for promotion – and will be buoyed by last weekend’s dominant 77-5 success at Thorpeness (see page 55).

However, Manning knows it will be a tricky trip.

“Sudbury away will be one of our hardest fixtures all season,” he said.

“We were lucky to beat them at home.

“They’ve been playing well and sit in third spot, one place behind us.

“And playing at their ground, we know we’ll have to get things right – otherwise we won’t win.”

Reflecting on last week’s success at Low Road, Manning was delighted to see his side run in 13 tries.

“I could see the lads were trying to stick to a structure,” he said.

“We scored 13 tries, which anyone would be pleased with, but didn’t concentrate for the full 80 minutes.

“We switched off and allowed Thorpeness to score a try, which disappointed the guys because of the high standards we’ve set.”