BURY St Edmunds player-coach Gavin Hogg has urged his side to forget about their promotion chasing rivals results and focus on maintaining their winning streak, starting with tomorrow’s visit of Old Colfeians (2.15pm).
The Haberden outfit secured their second consecutive victory on Saturday with a comfortable 59-5 win on away to Chingford which followed an impressive 36-14 success over third placed Letchworth Garden City the week previously.
The results have left Bury fourth in London One North with a glimmer of hope of still achieving promotion, sitting just six points off second placed Colchester and 11 off table-toppers Thurrock.
However despite this, Hogg has urged his players to focus solely on their own results from now until the end of the season.
“It is time for us to forget about other teams and lookout for ourselves,” he said.
“If other results go our way then great but we just need to concentrate on our own until the end of the season.
“We are fully aware that results cant be taken for granted and we need to continue to claim wins and keep that run going.”
“The run of fixtures we have had, starting from last week and those coming up, are ones that we believed we could string a run of wins together to remain in the hunt at the top of the table and keep the pressure on those above us.”
The visit of tenth placed Old Colfeians could be seen by many as an ideal opportunity for Bury to extend their winning streak, but despite battling to a 52-20 victory over tomorrow’s opponents back in October, Hogg has warned his players of the dangers London outfit.
“We are expecting a tough match against Old Colfeians because we know there are no easy games,” he added.
“We played them earlier in the season and know they will bring a formidable pack with them to take us on so we will not be underestimating them.
“However we are confident that if we play to the levels that I know we are capable of, then we should get a result.”