Sat 25th Feb fixtures - the ones to watch21/02/2012
JRFC have a welcome weekend off which provides a bit of breathing space and will help those players carrying injuries.
The rest of the league, bar Tynedale who visited two weeks ago will be in action and there are a few notable fixtures to follow.
Ealing vs Sedgley Tigers. - 2nd placed Ealing came unstuck last weekend away from home against Blaydon so will look to get back on winning ways and to make up some ground on JRFC. They come up against a dogged Sedgley Tigers who, still looking for a result against one of the top 6, gave JRFC such a hard time last Saturday. Let's hope they go one better!
Fylde vs Cambridge. - 3rd placed Fylde have, what looks on paper, an easier fixture this weekend against Cambridge who, since making the bold decision to return to amateur playing status are slightly weakened. Fylde had a last gasp, bonus point win last weekend and will be looking for another 5 points this Saturday.
Park vs Macclesfield. - Possibly the pick of the weekend. 5th entertains 4th, having swapped league places last weekend. Macclesfield, who are on a fantastic roll and keeping up the pressure on the top clubs won last weekend, whereas Park surprisingly came unstuck away from home against lowly placed Wharfedale.
Blaydon vs Coventry. - Blaydon are JRFC's next opponents, and their mid table position is misleading. In the last 6 weeks Blaydon have been in imperious form and have beaten both Fylde and Ealing, two results that sandwiched a high scoring drubbing of the Bees. Whilst unlikely to threaten the top 4 / 5 places in the league by the end of the season, and having done enough to ensure #Nat1 status, they are enjoying their rugby, playing with lots of confidence and causing big upsets.