Ashley Morcom: Redruth to use direct style of play on road

Redruth RFC

Redruth coach Ashley Morcom believes playing a more direct style away from home is the key to winning on the road.

Morcom's side travel to second-placed Chinnor this weekend in the National League Division Two South hoping to build on last week's win over Southend.

"When we're at home, we can afford to do the odd little bits and bobs that aren't quite right," Morcom told BBC Radio Cornwall.

"But when your away, you've got to go direct straight up the middle."

The win over Southend was Redruth's first this campaign, and Morcom believes that his side need to be positive in Oxfordshire on Saturday.

"We're going there with the attitude to go and enjoy it and stick to our pattern, if we do that we can win," he commented.

"There are actually no easy games in our league this year, Chinnor is not a very easy place to go and play.

"We're pretty upbeat and looking strong, we have just got to go there and enjoy our time because if we go there with the mentality that we're going to lose, then that's exactly what can happen.

"We did quite well up there last year in the second half, and I believe we probably would have beaten them if we'd put in a performance in the first half."

Morcom is also pleased with the recent relationship that Redruth have developed with Cornish Pirates, after taking some players on loan from the Championship side.

"We've got three players from Pirates this week, and we're very grateful for having those players.

"It's only a good thing working with the Pirates, their players get game-time and the players that come to us bring a vast knowledge of experience and it's key for us to keep that link up the best we can.

"I know the rivalry of the past has gone now and we've got to look forward and try and fit under the same umbrella," added Morcom.

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