Ashfield RUFC look to keep up pressure on Belper RUFC at top of table

Rugby union
Rugby union

Ashfield RUFC will be looking to keep up pressure on Belper when they face third-place Tupton on Saturday.

Tupton have provided strong opposition in the past and, with a slender 8-7 home victory earlier in the season, Tupton will be looking to avenge their defeat and keep alive their hopes of promotion.

Mark Denman, Ashfield’s Director of Rugby, said: “We have been on a great run from early January and we must ensure we approach this game like every other. “The guys have looked good in training and we hope our recent form can be transferred into this game.

“The squad is again at near full strength with only one player unavailable through injury.”

Nothing less than a victory will be good enough for Ashfield as their push for promotion continues and, with Belper facing a trip to Skegness, the league decider could go down to the last games.

This will see Ashfield hosting Worksop and Belper hosting Tupton, both games being played on Saturday 11 April with possibly the winner taking all.