LUCTONIANS head coach Ryan Watkins is confident his his team can go to pick up another win at rivals Stourbridge this weekend.

The Kingsland side came through a dramatic game against Sheffield on Saturday to prevail 32-31 in their opening National league 2 North game.

And if Lucs can pick up another victory on the road, it will put them in a good position by the time thee face Wharfedale in their first home game the following week.

"It was great to go on the road and pick up five points and we will be looking to get another good result," said Watkins.

"We think they have got some clear weaknesses that we will be looking to exploit and we go there in confident mood."

A number of players are available for Lucs at present, with captain Alex Smith rated as 50/50 for this Saturday's match after picking up a rib injury in pre-season.

Piers Morrell wore the armband in his absence at Sheffield, while Lawrence Breese, Dan Barkley, Josh Murphy, Brad Smith, George Amphlett and Rob Bengry all made their debuts.

"Piers is one of our leaders and he stepped up and lead by example," added Watkins.

"I was also really pleased with Lawrence.

"It was his first game for us and he put in a really good shift, filling the gaps that we didn't have last year."

Sheffield opened up a 19-7 lead due to individual mistakes made by Lucs, but the Herefordshire side fought back well in the second half.

We made it harder than it should have been," added Alex Smith.

"Individual mistakes in defence allowed them to get their tails up early and make a game of it.

"But we showed a lot of character and the boys kept fighting.

"Louis Silver and Tom Jones controlled the game and our forwards were outstanding.

"We know how tough it is to pick up wins on the road and we cherish every win, especially when we can get five points from them.

"We certainly celebrated on the way back."

Fergus Wood opened the scoring for Sheffield with a try in the third minute before Breese quickly touched down for Lucs.

Silver converted to put Luctonians ahead, but the home side hit back with two converted tries.

Lucs were then awarded a penalty try and levelled the game when Morell touched down.

However, it was the home side who went into the break in the ascendency thanks to another try.

Back came Lucs with a Silver penalty before they went ahead for the first time.

Will Hodnett scored a try, with Silver converting.

Again, the home side hit back with a converted try putting them back in front.

Silver then slotted over a penalty before Sheffield were awarded one of their own.

However, the penalty was missed and Lucs came home with the five points.