The season review so far for Sefton RUFC is bright.

A recent win over Congleton put Sefton three points behind second following back-to-back wins in the Lancashire County Rugby Union ADM Championship.

Confidence in the club is at a season high. It comes following relegation in their last playing season from the North Two West League.

A rebuild has occurred both on and off the field.

The new coaching team of Alex Evans and club captain Liam Brown were important in this process, in particular the promotion of plenty of young talent.

As a former player at the club, Evans wanted to bring the feeling of togetherness back.

He said: “Rugby should be fun and for everyone.

“It’s important through the darker months to make training appropriate to the season no matter how the team is doing.

“People have lives outside and you have to make them want to come training.

“We are building something at the moment, and we regularly have 20-30 people at training sessions with some great younger talent stepping up and pushing to come through.”

Photo Credit: Greg Caine

Current Form

Sefton currently sit fourth in the Lancashire County Rugby Union ADM Championship, having won 10 of their 15 league games.

Brown said that is it is an incredibly exciting time to be a member of Sefton RUFC.

“We are building something incredibly special at the club and have one of the best defensive records in the league.”

A big positive has been their recent form, winning six out of their previous seven games.

However, a narrow 18-7 loss against league leaders Aspull ended a four-game winning streak.

“Promotion is definitely our ultimate aim.

“We have the quality in the squad to achieve this and it’s going to be an exciting climax to the season,” Brown said.

Sefton have one of the best defensive records in the leagues.

The games they have lost have been by less than 12 points, with three of them being by less than seven.

Captain Liam Brown Photo Credit: Greg Caine

Evans said it is something Sefton pride themselves on.

“Our defence has been on point and teams have had to work hard to score.”

Their last two games have seen bonus point wins, the most recent a 36-14 win at home over Congleton. Bouncing back well after the loss to Aspull.

Brown is confident the team can continue to close the gap on leaders Aspull, who sit 11 points clear of Sefton.

“There is a feeling around the club that we are coming good at the right time and generating consistency in our game.”

On Saturday, Sefton face Tydsley who are fourth in the league.

Sefton will be looking to continue their positive run since Christmas and continue the feel-good factor in the club.

If the current run continues the end of the season review for Sefton RUFC might be different than first thought.

(Images courtesy of Greg Caine)