Stuttering Scarborough RUFC must be at their best to beat rock-bottom Acklam on Saturday, according to stand-in skipper Tom Harrison.
Scarborough threw away another half-time lead when going down 27-22 against York on Saturday and their inconsistent run of form has seen them drift out to seventh in the Yorkshire One table.
Lee Douglas’ men travel to Acklam on Saturday for their final game of 2013 knowing their hosts haven’t managed a win in 13 attempts to date, but Harrison insists they can’t take their opponents lightly.
He said: “They’ve obviously been hammered a few times, but they have to win at some point and we really don’t want to be that first team that they manage to beat.
“We seem to be struggling to keep hold of a lead at the moment and we tend to switch off a lot which has cost us.
“It’s hugely important that we sign off for 2013 with a win to give us that nudge going into a new year and a fresh start.”
Skipper Phil Watson is expected to return imminently, but Harrison has enjoyed his stint as skipper.
“We’re almost back to full strength and that’s great,” he added. “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it. It’s been an honour.”