Kingstone Press League 1 Preview: Gloucestershire All Golds v Swinton Lions

Gloucestershire All Golds had a good win at London Skolars last week, but coach Lee Greenwood believes there’s room for improvement.

“We were good enough to get the job done but missed opportunities to score more points. I think we are a work in progress so to get that win was obviously good,” he said.

“I’ve talked before about that North/South divide. Everyone thinks they can pick the points up when the southern teams play each other. They target them, so it’s good for us that we’ve won the two southern games we’ve played so far.

“Swinton will certainly be targeting this as two points and we want to beat a northern team. We can do it and will do it eventually but we want to do it sooner rather than later.”

Following their victory over Newcastle Thunder in the iPro Sport Cup semi-final, Swinton have suffered from a dip in form.

Coach John Duffy said: “Obviously those three games in eight days have taken their toll on us a little bit but that’s no excuse. We were a little bit inconsistent up at Batley; it’s tough going up to Mount Pleasant, they’re a good team.

“We’re looking to get back on the horse this week. It’s going to be a tough game down at Gloucester.

“They’ve got a good coach and are getting some stability so we’re going to have to look after ourselves on the way down and go there with a good attitude.”

Duffy hopes to have a number of players back this week including props Jordan James, Ben Austin and Conner Dwyer.

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