All or nothing on relegation D-day

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THIS Saturday is D-day for Kirkcaldy Rugby in their battle to avoid relegation to Premier Three.

To survive the Blues must take the full five points from their last game at Falkirk and hope that Kelso leave Jed-Forest pointless on the same day.

It would be a remarkable escape for Kirkcaldy considering their chances of avoiding the drop were already written off.

Player-coach Quintan Sanft believes survival would be a huge achievement.

“It would be massive, not just for the players but for the whole club,” he said. “Right from the get-go we struggled with injuries this season, so to stay up after all that would be a big thing.

“Saturday’s victory was one born out of desperation and we’ll need to play with the same mentality at Falkirk on Saturday to rack up the points we need.”

The Blues also need a favour from Jed-Forest, who must deny Kelso any points, and Sanft is keeping his fingers crossed.

He said: “Jed racked up 40 points against us, and we racked up 40 points against Kelso, so put it that way and Jed should be able to do us a favour.

“But you never know with these local rivalries and Kelso will be as desperate as we are. We don’t want to be in a situation where Jed do us a favour, and we don’t take advantage.”