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Wightlink Raiders not intimidated by Invicta Dynamos

Wightlink Raiders score against Milton Keynes
Raiders are six points above Invicta in the Division One South table

Wightlink Raiders coach Jeremy Cornish says his side will not be intimidated by reigning champions Invicta Dynamos when the two sides meet on Sunday.

Raiders' last visit to Invicta ended in a 3-1 defeat but since then the Isle of Wight side have enjoyed a run of 17 games unbeaten.

Cornish, 33, told BBC Radio Solent: "We're definitely not going to be afraid of Invicta.

"We're built for tough games like this and we can't be intimidated by anyone."

Raiders are six points above second-placed Invicta in the Division One South table, having played three games more than the Kent side.

This Sunday is the ultimate game and will go a long way into deciding who is going to win this league

Wightlink Raiders coach Jeremy Cornish

Cornish added: "Invicta are used to winning and have that winning mentality. They've got a good group of players so they wont be afraid of us either.

"We have to go there knowing we can beat them but we've got to respect them a little bit too."

With just nine games remaining Raiders are favourites to win the championship, but Cornish refuses to get complacent.

"I'm probably sounding like a broken record to a lot of guys now but we have to keep winning so that we can maintain pressure on the top teams," said the ex-Newcastle Vipers player.

"It's not just us two in the hunt, there's still Romford Raiders and Chelmsford Chieftains on our heels too.

"But I think this Sunday is the ultimate game and will go a long way into deciding who is going to win this league."



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