Wightlink Raiders boss wants caution for play-off final

Jeremy Cornish
Cornish has led Raiders to their first league title in 14 years this season

Wightlink Raiders boss Jeremy Cornish has warned his side to be cautious of Chelmsford Chieftains when they meet in Saturday's play-off final.

The Division One South champions are favourites going into the two-legged tie, having not lost any of their four games against Chieftains this season.

"They're a really good team so we can't take anything away from them," Cornish, 31, told BBC Radio Solent.

"They will turn us over without any problem if we're not on our game."

Cornish continued: "They're very well coached and have been playing a lot longer than us, but hopefully we can outmatch them."

Raiders, who beat Invicta Dynamos 4-1 to reach their second consecutive play-off final, won the league title last month to end the Kent side's seven-year Division One South reign - and Cornish is proud of what his team have achieved.

"That was our goal from the start of the year," said the Canadian, "so it's nice that it's come true and hopefully, with another big win at the weekend, we can finish off a really good season.

"It shows how good our team. We're built for play-off hockey. It's more physical than league play and it's tougher going and there's more at stake, so it's a testament to the guys really."

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