SEDGLEY Park head into Saturday’s crunch National Two North home clash against sixth-placed Hinckley in positive mood according to assistant coach John Livesey.

The team racked up seven tries to hammer Sheffield Tigers 49-3 in last weekend’s rearranged clash across the Pennines, with seven different scorers and seven successful conversions from Steve Collins.

His perfect kicking record followed scores from Oli Glasse, Max Skofic, Dan Maher, Matt Riley, Richard Lepori, Andy Riley and Tom Coe on a day when Livesey said Sedgley showed signs of returning to the form of last season that saw them push for promotion until the end of the season.

And he admits it is a confidence-boosting result ahead of the game against a Hinckley side that beat them 32-14 in November’s reverse fixture but sit just one point above the eighth-placed Tigers.

A win at the weekend would see them leapfrog Hinckley and bridge the gap to the top four.

Livesey said: “We needed that result which is a real confidence-booster ahead of the Hinckley game.

“We played some really good, creative rugby in what was a near-perfect day for us.

“The weather was good and we scored seven tries with seven different scorers which is always a bonus.

“They were all good tries as well and we played the type of rugby we saw last season.

“It was a return to form that was timely, and against a Sheffield team who are tough to play against but we restricted them to just three points.

“It was a good performance where everything went well for us.”