Ashfied RUFC looking to close gap on Belper RUFC as title race hots up

Rugby union
Rugby union

Ashfield RUFC’s director of rugby Mark Denman says nothing but a bonus point win will be good enough for his side when they face Skegness tomorrow

Skegness have suffered nine consecutive defeats in the league and should pose no trouble to title-chasing Ashfield.

Ashfield are currently seven points adrift of league leaders Belper with three games to go.

“The league title is a two horse race with Belper in top spot on 82 points with three games to go. Ashfield are currently second on 75 points and a five point win tomorrow should cement our second place.

“We are near full strength and we will go out and approach this game like any other. Our results this year have been great and this provides a solid platform for us. I hope the players play to their potential and secure the victory we need.”

Ashfield’s last game out was a hard fought victory over Rolls Royce that should give the side the confidence to express their attacking flair.

The stand out game tomorrow is Belper v Rolls Royce in what could be a decisive day in the title race.