Jersey boss Ben Harvey targets Championship promotion

Jersey beat Coventry
Nick Trower goes over for Jersey's second try against Coventry on Saturday

Jersey head coach Ben Harvey says his team is capable promotion to the Championship this season.

The islanders beat Coventry 29-3 on Saturday for their ninth successive win and now have an identical win-loss ratio to leaders Ealing.

And Harvey has set his squad the target of winning all their remaining matches.

"15 wins out of 15 I think would see us go up, that's going to be a tough ask but I back this bunch of lads, they're brilliant," he told BBC Radio Jersey.

The Channel Island side would be second, two bonus points behind Ealing, were it not for a five-point penalty for fielding an ineligible player earlier in the season.

They currently lie seven points behind the leaders and, while the Londoners and third-placed Fylde have scored more points, Jersey have conceded nearly one hundred points fewer than the league leaders.

"We shouldn't fear anyone, that's certainly the case," Harvey said at St Peter.

"We lost to Ealing here, but we played very badly and we played badly away from home in the two games that we lost.

"On our day we're very confident we can beat anyone in this league, we've proved it against 12 sides, we've got three more to do."

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