Phil Watson’s column: We can’t rest on sixth place now

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After the lads did so well to win at Pontefract on Saturday, we moved up to sixth place in the Yorkshire One table.

We now face two big home games against Wath and York and we need to pick up a couple of wins to cement our place up there come the end of the season.

We managed to beat Wath at their place on a horrible pitch. It was a mud bath but Nino went over in stoppage time at the end to win the game for us, so no doubt they’ll be after revenge on Saturday.

Wath are just the sort of team that I like to play against.

They have a very big, physical pack, but they don’t play dirty, they just enjoy a physical game of rugby, which is great for me.

Their forward pack was very tight last time we played them, but I didn’t make much of their backs.

So hopefully we can make use of our big pitch - which will hopefully be dry - and utilise our backs, who should be able to run riot against them.

Both Wath and York will be tough games, but they are both winnable.

I’ve mentioned before in this column just how difficult Driffield away will be on the last Saturday of the season.

Hopefully the race for the Yorkshire One title will be done and dusted by then and everyone can have some fun, but I doubt that will be the case and we will need to be at our best on the day.

Hopefully we can finish the season well and give ourselves something to build upon going forward into next season though.

I have to follow my coach Jason Lowde in saying what a great turnout we had for Andrew ‘Mo’ Stevenson’s memorial game on Monday.

To have over 100 people in for lunch and over 80 players wanting to play in the game just goes to highlight how popular Mo really was.

I’m sure his family enjoyed the day and were proud of the support the day received.

I don’t see any reason why it couldn’t be an annual event now.