Guernsey' win over Basingstoke 'a statement' to rivals

Guernsey Rugby Club player
Guernsey have won their last five successive matches

Guernsey coach Jordan Reynolds says his side's 40-3 win over Basingstoke is a statement to the rest of the sides in London One South.

Andy Bailey scored a hat-trick while Jason Batiste and Luke Sayer also crossed for Guernsey.

The win moves the island side two points clear of Basingstoke and into fourth place in the table.

"Putting a statement out like that just shows the rest of the league what we're capable of doing," Reynolds said.

"They played one of the top teams last week and they drew 14-14. This 40-3 is going to show that this is what we're about and we're here to do the job," he told BBC Guernsey.

And Reynolds says his team are on course in their quest to go top of the table following a sticky start to their first season at London One South level.

Guernsey lost three of their first eight matches but have won their last five successive games.

"We definitely are on track. We needed to be top four by Christmas, we've done that, so that puts us in a great spot," he said.

"Throughout Christmas it will be constant focus on where we are and how we need to adapt in the game.

"We've shown that we've got the potential, but you've just got to harness the potential," he said.

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