Kingstone Press League 1 Preview: University of Gloucestershire All Golds v Oldham

University of Gloucestershire All Golds coach Lee Greenwood felt his team did well until the latter stages last time out against Barrow.

“We did well, we stuck in the game right up until the last five to 10 minutes. A few decisions went against us at crucial times and Barrow capitalised, they kicked a penalty and then scored a try in the final play of the game.

“I was disappointed, I thought we deserved something out of the game. There’s plenty to work on but we just need to find the consistency that we’ve been after all season so we’re looking to back that up this week.

“We gave Oldham a game up there and they’ll come down thinking it’s going to be tough. We are struggling for bodies again and it might mean players playing out of position. It is difficult.”

Oldham coach Scott Naylor was delighted with his side’s 32-26 victory at Swinton Lions last week.

“It was a big, big game for us, it keeps us at the right end of the table,” he said.

“It’s obviously going to be extremely close come the end of the season, so you need to win as many of those games as you possibly can.

“The lads were brilliant and deserve all the credit because they’ve done all the hard work. We just put things in place, but they’ve still got to go out and do the right things.

Looking ahead to this week’s game he said: “Gloucester are a bit of a strange team for us, we always seem to struggle against them.

“I think we conceded 30 points against them at home, so we’re going to have to prepare like we did for the Swinton game and show them the respect they deserve because if we don’t, we’ll get beat and the Swinton game will become irrelevant.

“It’s no use not backing it up. I think they should have more wins on the board than they have, it belies the performances they’ve been putting in. It’s going to be a tough game, it’s a long travel and it’s not an easy place to go to.”

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