Aberdeen Grammar flanker Will Alton insists the Rubislaw men face one of their biggest tests of the season tomorrow when they make the trip to promotion-chasing Jed-Forest.
A huge test of character awaits Ali O’Connor’s side as Grammar bid to do what no team has done in National 1 this season – beat Jed-Forest on their own patch.
Alton knows it will be a tall order but his side is going into the game at Riverside Park in Jedburgh with nothing to lose.
Alton said: “The mood in the camp is great at the moment. The guys are enjoying their rugby and we’ve really seeing the partnerships and understanding building among the players as the season has progressed.
“But we’re not getting carried away. We’re still working on new systems and areas we can improve and we’re taking it one game at a time. They don’t come much tougher than Jed-Forest away from home this weekend.
“They are going well this season and they’ve only lost one game. They have won all their home games and have looked strong all year so we know we are going to have to go there and play really well.”
Grammar have recovered from a stuttering start to 2018 in style by winning their last two matches and former Aberdeenshire captain Alton is bracing himself for an exciting end to the campaign as his side chases a top-four finish.
Alton, whose team is seventh, added: “It was a tremendous win for us last weekend especially as it was away from home. Gala is a beautiful place to go to but it’s even nicer to come away with all five points which we managed to do.
“It was an important win for us after a slow start back from the winter break. There was a little bit of pressure building after losing a few games but we’ve responded strongly by beating Selkirk and now Gala and we’re all delighted.
“There are five points separating the five teams from third and seventh and it is shaping up to be a really keenly-contested end to the season. We’ve got six games left to play in National 1 and we’re looking to finish strongly.”