Doncaster Knights: ‘Play well and we’ll win the title” - Griffiths

Clive Griffiths
Clive Griffiths

Clive Griffiths insists the Knights will be crowned National One champions this afternoon if all the components of their play come together.

Griffiths wants recent errors and potential nerves put to bed in their final game of the season at Blackheath, knowing only a win will do if they are to be promoted back to the Championship.

“We’re very positive going into the game,” Griffiths said.

“We know that if we put it together we’ll be champions.

“That’s no disrespect to Blackheath but we know the way we can play.

“It’s about the consistency of effort over 80 minutes, holding our nerve, still being bold but managing the game when the clock says it’s nearly time.

“We need to make the right decisions at the right time.

“If we do all that, we know we’re good enough to win the game.”

Knights are approaching the game like a cup final, according to Griffiths.

He said: “It’s just 80 minutes now. That’s it.

“Everyone knows the outcomes. Win and we’ve got the lot. Lose and we’ve got nothing.

“This is a cup final. The last game against Coventry was the semi-final because if we’d have lost that it would’ve been all over.”

Second placed Rosslyn Park, who host struggling Cinderford, sit three points behind the Knights in the table.

Should the sides end up level on points, which would happen if Knights earned a losing bonus and Rosslyn a four-point win, Park would be promoted by virtue of winning more games - so Knights must win in the capital.