LUCTONIANS' Head Coach Ryan Watkins says there will be a contrast between the two sides when his team face league leaders Scunthorpe at Mortimer Park on Saturday.

The Luctonians chief is expecting Scunthorpe to be a powerful side while his team are considered the fittest in the league.

“If we can win this weekend then it lays a marker as teams can see we are capable of racking up big scores and capable of putting teams away but it’s whether we’re capable of doing it to a big side,” he said.

“They will be a big and powerful side but will be quite worried about our ability to move the ball and play at speed.

“It will be a contrast between two very different teams. Sometimes we need to learn to manage the conditions and putting tempo into the game even when it’s wet and we did that on Saturday.”

Watkins' side responded from two league defeats with a 55-23 win at Sandbach last weekend but remain seven points behind Scunthorpe.

Sam Boxhall again opened the scoring with a penalty before the hosts replied with two kicks of their own to take a 6-3 lead.

However, a break for Josh Watkins allowed him to charge over the opening try before Drew Cheshire ran over a second under the posts and then a rolling maul allowed Loz Breeze to make it 22-6 at half-time.

The pace of the Lucs play tolled in the second half with Cheshire completing his hat-rick while Josh Watkins scored another and Isaac Fanueli claimed a second half brace.

“I’m very happy with Saturday’s win and it was probably the best I’ve seen from us, we played the right way which made the win sweeter," added Watkins.

“I feel we were always in control of the game and dominated large parts of the game and took our chances and it’s good to see them finally getting things to stick.

“Despite that Sandbach defended really well were physical and tried to get in our faces so weren’t making it easy for us but a lack of discipline cost them."