LUCTONIANS Head Coach Ryan Watkins wants his young side to start addressing their home form, starting against bottom half rivals Preston Grasshoppers on Saturday.

The Mortimer Park side took their second away win of the season last weekend when they beat basement side Scunthorpe 40-8.

Watkins now hopes his side can pick up their first home win when the Grasshoppers visit this weekend.

"We haven't won at home this season yet which is really frustrating," said Watkins.

"Our away form has been outstanding and you would have thought it would be the other way round.

"If we address our home form we will start moving up the table quickly.

"Hopefully we can do that this week. Preston haven't won in a few weeks and we want to take advantage of that.

"We consider ourselves new to the league and there are areas we are improving on at the moment.

"We are definitely playing better rugby than when we were in the league two years ago.

"Some of our players are now two years older and we need to keep plodding on and doing our drills right."

In previous years Luctonians have struggled in muddy conditions when they can't play their quick game.

Scunthorpe beat Luctonians at home last season on their way to winning the Midlands Premier, with Watkins side runners-up and play-off victors.

However, the power of the visitors scrum was too much for Scunthorpe on this occasion as Louis Silver scored the opening try before Aidan Cheshire was pushed over for a second score.

Frank Kelly then finished off a brace of tries to give them a 26-3 lead at half-time.

Kelly completed his hat-trick after the break before the Lucs' pack released Matt Hackley to put his side out of sight.

"It was very good actually, the boys played really well and we have moved on from last year," added Watkins.

"We stuck to our drills and kicked into the corners and were successful.

"The area which made the biggest difference was the scrum going forwards for 80 minutes which allowed us to play expressive rugby.

"Pretty much every scrum gave us a platform to build on and made it possible to put 40 points on the board.

"It was very pleasing to see how much we had progressed from last year as they were in our division.

"It quite clearly showed as we lost away last year and I'm proud of how we have gained experience.

"We have got a very young side and are growing all the time.

"We are getting more experiences and becoming stronger and better.

"We are very much in our infancy and we have to keep improving together."

Despite Kelly taking the plaudits for his hat-trick Watkins said it was a team performance.

He added: "Frank scored them but quite a lot he just had to dot down and they were a team effort.

"He was lucky to be on the end and is a great finisher but the boys gave him the space to score those tries.

"We have also got Drew Cheshire coming back who got 20 minutes at the end."