LUCTONIANS' Head Coach Ryan Watkins has urged his side to send a clear message to their Midlands Premier rivals with a ruthless performance at Sandbach on Saturday.

After winning their first two games in emphatic style Luctonians have been beaten in the dying moments of their last two games.

Last weekend saw Nuneaton come from 12-5 down after an hour played to steal the points at Mortimer Park with a last gasp try.

“I think both of the last two games have been incredibly disappointing for the boys,” said Watkins.

“We have been the better side but have failed to put our opposition away and when teams stay in games they are going to come back and get you which has happened on both occasions.

“A couple of individual errors has cost us when we have got into try scoring positions but not took them. In the wet weather there are not as many chances as on the dry days so you have to be better at taking them.

“It’s going to be a really tough game again on Saturday as they will see that we’ve lost two and come for us. If we don’t respond this week then we are in for a tough season so we really need to put down a marker.

“The boys need to be on the edge a bit more as at the moment they are expecting to win and if you’re not taking your chances that’s not going to come.”

All the Luctonians points against Nuneaton came from the boot of Sam Boxhall with four penalties as the hosts struggled to convert their possession into tries.

“Sam (Boxhall) is in fine form and is a very reliable kicker,” added Watkins.

“If we had scored them couple of tries we let slip then we would have blown them off the park.”