Blackheath captain Tom Bason tip Jersey for league win

Jersey v Blackheath
Jersey scored five tries on their way to victory over Blackheath

Blackheath skipper Tom Bason is tipping Jersey for the National League One title following his team's 32-5 defeat by the islanders on Saturday.

Bason told BBC Radio Kent: "That's their eleventh win in a row, they're probably going to win the league.

"They are the most professional team in terms of managing the ball."

Jersey have beaten Blackheath twice this season and currently lie second in the league table, one point behind Ealing Trailfinders.

The second-row acknowledged his side were beaten by the better team.

"In the second half we got a lesson in ball retention - even though we had the wind, we barely had any possession or territory.

"We fell off a few tackles and defensively went a bit high, but full credit to Jersey, they really did look after the ball well."

Saturday's setback was Blackheath's seventh defeat of the season, with six of those coming to teams above them in the table.

Bason said that with over half of the season gone he was satisfied with the efforts of his players.

"We've done well but the frustrating thing is that we probably could have won two more games.

"If things had gone really well for us in a couple of tight games then we could have ten points more.

"I'm certainly happy and there's a lot more to come from us."

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