LUCTONIANS still aren't feeling the pressure as the relegation-threatened sides all picked up crucial victories in National Two North.

It's a case of looking up the table now for head coach Ryan Watkins, who feels his side have come through the toughest part of the season.

Despite remaining in the bottom three in the league, they are only nine points behind Sheffield Tigers in sixth, who they face at Mortimer Park on Saturday.

"We're still confident as we've got through most of our tough fixtures," Watkins said.

"The teams we've got left to play are only one or two points ahead of us, whereas other sides still have to face Caldy at the top of the league, we've got through that toughest part.

"We've still got a big job to do, we've still go to win these games, we've got to get a run of home wins going."

On Saturday, Lucs received a boost as they saw off Loughborough Students 19-10 away from home.

The visitors were trailing 10-0 with half time looming after a Will Sanders try and penalty conversion by Tom Fitch.

But Luctonians started to ask questions of Loughborough's defence and a good maul resulted in Sam Jones' try beginning the fight back.

In the final seven minutes of the game, a penalty try for Lucs was followed Callum Young's score as Watkins' side clinched another vital five points.

The head coach was pleased with how his side played, with points on the board the most important thing as the end of the season nears.

"We dominated set pieces and were looking to take the sting of their game," he added.

"W didn't get sucked into their wide, expansive play."