Bonus additions are now in S&L’s sights

Action from S&L's  win over Northampton Casuals

Action from S&L's win over Northampton Casuals

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There will be an emphasis on ‘winning and winning well’ at Stewarts & Lloyds as the season reaches its business end.

The men in black are well placed in Midlands Three East (South) with 10 games left of the campaign.

S&L v Northampton Casuals

S&L v Northampton Casuals

They sit third, just four points behind leaders Vipers with a game in hand, ahead of their trip to Men’s Own this weekend.

They also have a Senior Vase semi-final against Staffordshire outfit Newcastle to come early next month.

So, all in all, there is plenty to be pleased with so far.

But, as head coach Kev Manson admits, it might need more than just victories if they are to complete their ultimate goal of promotion.

S&L v Northampton Casuals

S&L v Northampton Casuals

“We’ve had a back to basics approach since the start of last season,” Manson said.

“Our coach John Robson and I stripped everything back to make sure we were doing the simple things right.

“So far we’ve been winning matches and ticking them off as we go along.

“But we need to start picking up bonus points now if we’re going to get promoted.

S&L v Northampton Casuals

S&L v Northampton Casuals

“When you analyse the league and see what the other sides are doing you can see that it might be our undoing if don’t start getting more tries.

“We need to win and win well. Part of our gameplan now has to be looking to pick up the bonus points.

“But everybody knows what’s required.”

Elsewhere tomorrow, Kettering head along the A605 for the clash with Peterborough in Midlands One East while Wellingborough and Rushden & Higham are also on the road.

They make the relatively short trips to Old Scouts and Market Harborough respectively for their Midlands Two East (South) action.

Corby are not in action in Midlands Four East (South) but Oundle are and play host to Westwood.