Play-off spot at stake for Woolston

Westwood fears for play-off hopes

Westwood fears for play-off hopes

First published in Sport

WOOLSTON Rovers return to action in the Kingstone Press National Conference League Division Three on Thursday, when they travel to St Helens to face Blackbrook.

Rovers will be attempting to put a run of four successive defeats behind them but Blackbrook, who are currently in second place in the league table, will provide tough opposition.

Rovers head coach Lee Westwood believes his side are desperate for a win and could miss out on a play-off spot if they fail to get the two points.

“We need to get back to winning ways if we are to remain in contention for a play-off place,” said Westwood.

“We have lacked consistency this year and that has cost us in several games that we would have been expected to pick up wins.

“We have been hit hard with player unavailability but we cannot use that as an excuse because we certainly have enough talent in the club to be in a better position than we are.”

The key game against Blackbrook comes after a heavy 50-6 defeat to Heworth last time out.

“Our last game at home to Heworth was a particular poor performance,” added Westwood.

“We cannot afford to play like that again if we harbour hopes of getting back into the top six.

“If we can get the two points then it will set us up nicely for our final few games.”

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