Jersey cannot afford complacency - Nathan Hannay

Jersey team huddle
Jersey are currently on a 15-game unbeaten run

Jersey forward Nathan Hannay insists the island's players are well aware of the dangers of complacency.

The islanders have won 15 games in a row on a run which has seen them climb to the summit of rugby's National One table.

They sit five points clear of second-placed Ealing Trailfinders at the top.

"We can't afford to get complacent - Ben [Harvey] is on the the case with that," Hannay told BBC Radio Jersey.

"He's making sure we don't get cocky and arrogant but I don't think the boys are like that to be honest.

"We know we've got a job to do and we won't celebrate until hopefully we've got something worth celebrating about."

The second-row has also highlighted the importance of the support the island side have been given this season.

The average attendance at St Peter is nearing 2,000 - well above the rest of National One, and larger than most teams in the Championship.

"You run out on the pitch and it's an amazing feeling," said 27-year-old Hannay.

"Graham Bell was saying on the news the other day that it's like a 16th man and there's every truth to that.

"It is like an extra man on the field when it's getting hard and you're knackered and you've got people willing you on."

The islanders, who are going for a fourth promotion in five years, have a rare weekend off before their next match at St Peter against struggling Stourbridge on 11 February.

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