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Positive rugby will see us through - Welford
Tony Welford says playing positive rugby is the key to Eastbourne dragging themselves away from trouble at the bottom of London Three South East.
The Blue and Golds travel to Old Dunstonians on Saturday aiming to put some clear air between themselves and the bottom two.

After running just the one unconverted try past Deal and Betteshanger in their 14-5 defeat last weekend, Eastbourne are the third lowest scorers in the division.

But director of rugby Welford believes his side will soon reap the benefits of a positive approach.

He said, "There's an underlying confidence in the side because we are playing good rugby.

"At Deal we had all the first half but couldn't convert the chances.

"We know we can be competitive. Every team is going to have its moments in a game and its a case of taking advantage of ours.

"If we're conservative we could get caught out."

Old Dunstonians, who won 15-10 at Park Avenue in October, are just four points ahead of the Blue and Golds.

Welford added, "They were very lucky to get a win at our place earlier in the season.

"They've got a fly-half who kicks very well. If he plays it will be difficult. If he doesn't, we're confident we can win."

Adam Flude, Dom Groenen, Matt Thompson and Paul Keen are all set to return after missing the defeat at Deal.

James Coulthard and Danny Craven remain on the injured list
07 February, 2008

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