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Raiders out to break Herts

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GUERNSEY face arguably the biggest league game in the club’s history tomorrow.

Guernsey Raiders v Hertford RFC .Rugby at Footes Lane, 23-09-17. Tom Ceillam.Picture by Martin Gray.www.guernseysportphotography.com. (20361694)

The London & South-East Premier leaders travel to big rivals Hertford with the chance to put a massive dent in their hosts’ own title hopes.

Raiders currently lead second-placed Tring by five points with both Barnes and Hertford a further point back in an intriguing title race, but Hertford have a game in hand on the other three challengers.

‘If we can beat Hertford, that could put them on the back burner as far as the title is concerned and it would keep us at the top with a bit of breathing space, so it’s pretty big,’ said Raiders coach Jordan Reynolds.

‘The only time I remember as big a game as this was another trip to Hertford three years ago when we were fighting relegation and we had to win virtually all our remaining games and Glen Walters kicked a last-minute penalty from 40m to win the game 8-6, which basically kept us up in the end.

‘We have to be thinking that they will get those five points from their game in hand, so at the moment there is basically one point in it between us and them – that’s why it’s such a big game.

‘For Hertford, this is pretty much throw the kitchen sink at it time. '

  • Full story and team news in Friday's Guernsey Press.

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