SEAN Millwaters does not want his side to descend into their host’s route-one style rugby when they travel to Calne in search of a crucial win tomorrow.
A trip to play the side at the foot of the table when chasing a league title and promotion would appear to be exactly what Supermarine need after their defeat to Bradford-upon-Avon, but Millwaters is not expecting a friendly welcome and points surrender from Calne.
He knows his side will face a scrap tomorrow as the Dorset & Wilts One North is a league where a vast difference in league position does not always result in an easy game.
Supermarine’s head coach thinks his side have Calne’s number in terms of style and wants his side to play their own game as they look to push their claims for the league crown.
“Last weekend was a kick up the backside. We’ve got to go there and concentrate on our own game plan and not get pulled into an arm wrestle,” Millwaters told the Advertiser.
“We’ve got to turn up if we want to win this league and put ourselves in line for promotion.
“I like it when team play route one against us as it’s easy to defend.
“There’s a reason they’re bottom and a reason we are near the top.”
Until last Saturday Supermarine looked to be in the strongest position of their immediate rivals for the league crown. Since they have had five points deducted for fielding an ineligible player and lost to Bradford. Despite those set backs Millwaters is content with his lot.
“I think there’s still some twists and turns to happen yet, Minety are at Chippenham, Trowbridge are at Pewsey on Saturday so that won’t be straightforward. We’ve just made it exciting for everyone.
“If you’d asked me at the start of the season where I’d want to be I’d say where we are now. “ Marine head to Calne with almost a full strength side. Of their regular starters only John Mason is unavailable.