Jordan Reynolds: Guernsey Raiders must improve to make top five

Jordan Reynolds
Jordan Reynolds has been head coach at Guernsey since 2008

Guernsey Raiders must improve if they are to finish in the top five of National Three London, according to head coach Jordan Reynolds.

The islanders lost 25-11 to third-placed East Grinstead at Footes Lane on Saturday to leave them sixth, four points off fifth-placed Hertford.

"We'd love to finish with a few more wins and definitely try to be up in that top five," Reynolds said.

"I still think that's a possibility for us, but we've got to start improving."

The target is an ambitious one for a side who finished 10th last year, having avoided relegation on the final day of the season.

With seven games left Guernsey are 40 points clear of the drop zone, but still have to face five sides in the top seven.

"I feel there is a definite split in this league between what we'd call the top-rated teams and the ones which aren't really performing week in week out," Reynolds told BBC Radio Guernsey.

"To be up in that top order is great, but to be right in amongst the middle of it would be even better and would show a lot of success this season for us.

"It will be tough, but I believe we would have to win at least 50% of our games to get into that top five, which is going to be a tall order for us."