Nottingham RFC suffered defeat after a long trip last weekend. (Credit: Wikipedia Commons)

Nottingham RFC will be looking to improve on recent results against Caldy RFC after losing five in a row.

The Archers lost a closely fought match to Cornish Pirates on Friday, with two tries from Max Norey, securing the match for the Cornwall based club.

Despite being on the losing side, Ben Betts was the man of the match, picking up 15 tackles.

On the game, winger James Peachey said: “It was a very close game, it’s always a tough place to go, the conditions were obviously very poor on Friday but I thought there was some positive performances namely from Ben Betts and Nathan Tweedie.”

“Although the players showed a lot of heart the execution of the game plan is the main thing that’s been spoken about in the dressing room and taking our opportunities in the final third also.”

Despite the defeat, the club remains confident that they can turn things around.

“Looking forward we’re obviously looking to turn our form around, we have a long run of cup games coming up so the squad is certainly looking at that Doncaster game as one that can help us pick up a bit of momentum.”

“Despite it being a very physical game on Friday, most of the players have come out without any knocks so we’ve got to look forward now,” Peachey said.

The only injury doubt for the game against Caldy is captain Josh Poulter as he has picked up a head injury in training.

Nottingham will now be reliant on performances from key players such as scrum-half Michael Stronge and fly-half Sam Hollingsworth to turn their season around.