If we forget about the top 5 in this league then the other 9 teams are playing for 6th, 7th & 8th places for a place in the play-offs or to avoid the 13th and 14th places in the league.
I think everyone is accepting that you have to be beating those clubs round about you in the table, i.e. the other 8 teams, if you are to firstly avoid the relegation places and secondly to have a chance of the play-offs.
Looking at the fixtures I see that Hunslet have already played 6 of the 8 teams at home and only have Swinton and ourselves to play there. They have to play away at every other club with the exception of Swinton. Keighley also have only played one of the other teams away at this stage of the season so they have to travel to everywhere except Hunslet.
Town and Haven have only played 2 games at home so both have 6 home games against these other teams. Both have to play at home, Dewsbury, Hunslet, Keighley & Swinton and we have Doncaster and York whereas Haven have Barrow and ourselves. Doncaster and Dewsbury are similar to us in that they have only played 2 home games against these teams.
At this point as long as games at home are won we have every chance of a reasonably good finishing position.
Edited by Keith T, 29 April 2013 - 10:15 PM.