AN IMPROVING Greyhound side have got two crunch games in their bid to avoid the drop in the Midlands 4 West (South).

The Hereford Racecourse side head to second from bottom Coventrians on Saturday before hosting fellow relegation rivals Harbury on April 13.

Last weekend they hosted top-half side Claverdon and found themselves 15-14 ahead thanks to a Jake Cheshire try converted by Bobby Williams, who also kicked a penalty.

Despite eventually losing the tie 35-15 new first team manager Darren Turner said that the result showed how far they have come as a team.

"It was good to see how far we have moved forwards as we lost to them 81-0 last time," said Turner.

"We have had a change in manager, coach and captain and things have started picking up.

"Saturday's game showed how we are moving together and how well we played. We played top of the table last week and lost 58-17 so we are putting points on the board and are competing against the teams at the top end of the table.

"Things have really started to improve since the New Year despite having some really tough games . We now have two big games for us and we need a win. Hopefully we can stay up and recruit some players during the summer."