Championship: Jersey's improved form due to a cancelled holiday

Drew Locke scores a try for Jersey against Bedford
Drew Locke scores a try for Jersey against Bedford

Jersey head coach Harvey Biljon says his side's upturn in form is down to the squad giving up a week off.

The islanders are unbeaten in four games, their best run of form since being promoted to the Championship in the summer of 2012.

"We had an opportunity to have a week off," Biljon told BBC Radio Jersey.

"But the players themselves decided to come in and work hard to make sure we turn around what was happening earlier on in the season."

Jersey's upturn in form
Jersey have beaten Doncaster, Nottingham and Bedford, as well as drawing at Rotherham, in their last four games.
Their current tally of 32 points surpasses the 31 they got in 2012-13 and 29 they scored in 2013-14
Jersey last went four league games unbeaten as they won the National One title in 2012, when they won their final five games in succession
They won 18 games in a row during their 2011-12 National One title winning campaign

Jersey had lost eight games in succession before they beat Doncaster on 17 January.

The club's on Saturday ensured their highest-ever Championship points tally with seven games left in the season.

Biljon's side are currently sixth in the 12-team league, having finished 11th in their previous two campaigns.

"What we've got to do is continue with this momentum and make sure we can front up when we go down to Plymouth next week," added Biljon.

"I'm not going to look at how many points we've scored, I'm going to look at how many points we can go and score between now and the end of the season."

Top Stories