UNDERBANK Rangers coach Richard Knight believes Saturday’s Co-operative National Conference clash at Bramley Buffaloes will provide a real test of how strong his team actually is.
The Holmfirth-based club have made an excellent start to the season with home victories against the second-placed Hemel Stags and Carlisle Centurions.
But Knight knows that facing the unbeaten Buffaloes is a step up in class, and that only their very best will be good enough against a Bramley side with three wins out of three.
“Bramley have been one of the best and most consistent sides in the competition for a number of years now,” said Knight.
“And it’s pretty obvious they will be there or thereabouts again this season.
“They’ve made a good start to the year and this will be a massive test for us.
“We’re obviously pleased to have won our opening two games of the season, but we know we’re going to have to play far better to make it three in a row this weekend.
“I think we’ll have more of an idea of how strong we are after this game.
“But I think we’re all looking forward to facing them. These are the challenges you should relish.”
Spectators are welcome to travel on the Underbank coach to the game, which will leave the club at noon.