DUDLEY Kingswinford have called on all their supporters to turn out this Saturday and get behind the side as they face a crunch clash with Newbold on Avon.

The match could have a critical bearing on who will finish second in this season's Midlands One West Division behind runaway leaders Bromsgrove.

DK have been handed a huge boost prior to Saturday's showdown following Newbold's surprise home defeat to Droitwich.

It means just two points now separate the sides and DK's director of rugby Neil Shillingford admitted: "This weekend is massive! Prior to last weekend, we couldn't afford to let Newbold get anything out of this Saturday's game.

"Now, if anything, the pressure's on us as we have to go and get a result, but we are potentially in the driving seat now.

"I know that Newbold have been struggling recently with injuries. But if they get a few lads back, then they become a different animal.

"We've got to be on the money, because this could well be a defining fixture and that's why we need all the support we can get."

DK made sure there was no slip up going into the Newbold game after securing a convincing 42-7 success at Moseley Oak last Friday night under the Billesley Common floodlights.

Shillingford was wary that a Friday night fixture could well suit Moseley Oak but his fears proved unfounded and he confirmed: "Everything just fell into place. Moseley Oak were much changed and much improved since we played them earlier in the season, but we managed the game very well and it was a very pleasing performance."

Stefan Shillingford led the way with a hat-trick of tries while Jordan Brookes, Matt Perks and Connah Jones also crossed the line, while the accurate boot of Sam Vaughan accounted for all six attempts at goal.

DK should go into Saturday's clash with a full squad to select from. Shillingford added: "We picked up a few bumps and bruises from what was quite an abrasive game with Moseley Oak but remain relatively unscathed."