GEOFF Roberts insists there will be no let-up from Sedgley Tigers in their battle to reach the National League Two play-off.

For the second week running, Sedgley romped to a comfortable home win on Saturday, thumping Sandal 83-17.

The Tigers ran in 13 tries to two as they racked up their biggest win of the season, and with their rivals for the runners-up spot not in action, it saw Sedgley open up a 12-point gap in second place. They also have a game in hand on the four teams below them.

Sedgley now have five games left, beginning with Saturday’s home match against fourth-bottom Sale, and Roberts has urged the Tigers to maintain their momentum as they aren’t assured of the play-off place just yet.

“We really turned it on, we got back to playing exciting, expansive rugby,” said the Sedgley coach.

“That’s just how we play, and when you get onto drier pitches, we’re able to do it more. It’s not the sort of thing you can do if it’s muddy and chucking it down.

“We started the season in a similar vein, we were racking up high points then. We always said that when the pitches started to dry up we’d get back on track and that seems to be the case.

“Hopefully we can have a good run-in, but there’ll be no complacency. We’re going to keep focused.

“They’re all big games now and we’re not going to take our eyes off the ball.”

Sam Lowthian switched to the wing on Saturday, with Andy Riley playing at full-back, and Riley got Sedgley off to a flying start with two tries in the opening eight minutes.

His brother Matt converted both before converting his own try in the 10th minute to put the Tigers 21-0 up.

Sandal replied with a converted try before adding a penalty, but normal service was resumed as Tom Bedlow, Lowthian and Callum McShane crossed to give Sedgley a 42-10 lead at half time.

Lowthian touched down again just after the restart, and moments later the visitors cut the deficit with another converted try.

But the Tigers then put Sandal to the sword, with Matt Riley’s second try sparking a run of six in the last 21 minutes.

His brother Andy completed a hat-trick before Jamie Harrison bagged a brace while Paul Urmston and Ben Black also got on the scoresheet.

“We scored three tries very quickly and just kept going,” Roberts added.

“They scored a few points but that’s the nature of the game and how we play. Sometimes the move breaks down and you are vulnerable. They had some easy ones from mistakes, like a kick that ricocheted. You have to accept that if you play that way.

“Sandal aren’t a particularly poor side, we just didn’t let them play. We didn’t let the pressure off and, defensively, we were good when we needed to be.”

Shaun Manley was left on the bench as he was carrying a knock while Johnny Matthews suffered an injury himself on Saturday.

Both could feature against Sale but Steve Collins, Ben Lloyd and Mike Waywell will remain out injured.