Sherborne hope to continue winning start against Ivel Barbarians
JAMES Gower expects Sherborne Rugby Club to continue their winning start to the season when they face Ivel Barbarians on Saturday.
However, Sherborne's Head of Senior Rugby expects a tough challenge from the Yeovil side – despite their stuttering start to their Southern Counties South campaign.
Sherborne go into the game as clear favourites – having won three out of their five league fixtures this season. Ivel on the other hand have not registered a win so far this campaign.
"There are no easy games at this level – and we expect Ivel to do anything they can to get a win on Saturday" said Gower.
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"I think this rivalry means more to them than it does to us – but I still expect us to win.
"I'll be disappointed if we don't win, but I don't think they will be completely off the pace like they have been in other games this season."
Ivel have faced heavy defeats against league leaders Wells and Wimborne – while the Dorset side have made an impressive start to the season.
"It's been a great start considering we have a very young squad," added Gower.
"We've probably only got three or four players under the age of 21 here – but we've got a few players who have come back, and some that have left over the summer.
"We are in a fortunate position that we have always had a continuous supply of talented young players – who we know will come back to us at some point. Even Ollie Devoto, who now has a professional contract with Bath Rugby will probably play another season for us – even if it is when he's in his late 30s."