Home comforts could be key for Blue and Whites

Ashley Coates.
Ashley Coates.

Ashley Coates has set his Boston Rugby Club side the target of a top-four finish.

The Blue and Whites currently sit sixth in the Midlands 4 East (North), but the head coach believes his squad can still climb the table - especially if they make the most of home advantage at the Princess Royal Sports Arena.

“We’ve still got 13 games left and eight at home,” Coates told The Standard.

“Teams don’t like coming to us. It’s the travelling, most of our away games are two hours or more.

“If we can keep on performing we’ve got a chance to do well.

“A top-four finish is still the target and it gives us a real chance of kicking on further next season and keeping that momentum going.”

Boston have been enjoying a renaissance under Coates this campaign, their seven league victories more than they mustered over the past two terms combined.

The latest of those came on Saturday with a 20-12 victory over Ollerton at the Boardsides.

They will conclude the first half of the season on Saturday when struggling Amber Valley arrive at the Boardsides, with action resuming on January 5 with the arrival of Worksop.

Saturday’s contest kicks off at 2.15pm.