Scorpions aim to beat the odds to seal cup progress
SOUTH Wales Scorpions are aiming to upset the odds and sneak into the last 16 of the Northern Rail Cup when Oldham visit The Gnoll on Sunday.
The Neath-based side still have a faint chance of progressing in the competition, but need to record a big win and hope London Skolars are heavily defeated by Rochdale Hornets.
"It's going to be interesting, especially as we're at home," said coach Dave Clark.
"Oldham are a team who will be a top three contender so it'll be good to see how we're progressing. I think our mentality has changed a bit and we're starting to perform better and we're taking that next step every week.
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"It'll be good to see how our performances over the past couple of weeks affect the Oldham game."
The Scorpions are still in with a shout of progressing in the cup after they recorded a 22-20 win over Hemel Stags.
The match was in danger of not going ahead after heavy rain had turned the Pennine Road pitch into a quagmire.
Struggling against the conditions, the Scorpions fought back from being two tries down in the second half to win the game.
"We came off at half-time and everyone was shivering cold and it was muddy. It was good to see the boys hang in there with a never say die attitude and they came back and took the game," added Clark.