BRIDGWATER & Albion director of rugby Geoff Sluman knows his side will have to be on their game if they are to get anything at Keynsham on Saturday, writes Richard Walsh.

Looking ahead to the South West One (W) fixture, he said: “There are no easy games in this league. I think most teams are capable of beating someone so we will have to be on our guard against Keynsham and most definitely remember the lessons from our last away match.

“Historically, Keynsham have played a very similar gameplan to us, so we expect a competitive game.”

Sluman was delighted with last weekend's thumping 97-14 win over Coney Hill, and said: “This was a great response by the team after the disappointment of the previous week’s narrow loss away to Devonport.

“Often with such a one-sided encounter, the game’s structure breaks down, but our team showed a great deal of concentration and application in sticking to our gameplan. 

“The opposition and the referee should also share the credit for that, because apart from a period where frustrations were clearly putting pressure on Coney Hill he managed the situation well.

“We scored 13 tries, I think eight through the backs and five through the forwards, so pleasingly we were scoring across the team. 

“We played intelligently and controlled how we wanted to play.

“I am not sure if we have ever scored 97 points in a league match before so this squad are starting to set some records. 

“After just five games, no one is getting carried away as, with all due respect, the results at home have been against some of the teams that are at the bottom of the table. 

“But four wins from five games and only three points behind the league leaders is a great place to be. Pleasingly there were no major injury concerns from the match so we can take that as a positive too.”

North Petherton will be looking to build on last weekend's high-scoring 54-38 victory over Newent when they host Thornbury on Saturday.

Pethy remain third bottom in spite of last season's win, but they are just five points behind this weekend's opponents, who sit fifth in a tightly-contested division.

Elsewhere, Bridgwater & Albion 2nds travel to Castle Cary in Somerset 1 - North Petherton 2nds are at their Wellington counterparts in the same division.

Morganians make the short trip to Bridgwater & Albion 3rds in Somerset 2 South.