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Blues need a favour from their rivals

Changes for Swindon trip but eyes also on Salisbury's fate

Malcolm Howe

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NEWBURY BLUES will go into their penultimate South West One East game at Swindon on Saturday hoping that the club breathing down their necks can do them a favour at second in the table Salisbury.

Salisbury are six points clear of Blues in the single play-off spot but entertain a Witney side that has an outside chance of overhauling them and Blues if results go their way.

But Blues must also do their bit by winning at Swindon, preferably with a bonus point in the bag as well, and that will be no easy task.

“It’s a tough gig,” said head head coach Lee Goodall, “and if we don’t get five this week then it’s a scrap for third place. We’re going for five and the fact that we’ve never won there added another edge to it.”

Blues are forced into changes t the side that beat Windsor 41-3 last week with Toby Thorne, Tom Sanders, Mike Walker, Ben O’Shea and Ollie Spanwick all missing but Ryan Davis, Jamie Futcher, Andy Herriott and Cameron Barr in line to return.

Thatcham have a key relegation battle at Beaconsfield in Southern Counties North while Tadley Tigers and Hungerford make BB and O Premier Division trips to Abingdon and Crowthorne respectively.

Pictured, action from Blues in the pink on their charity day in aid of Cancer Research last week. 

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