CHESTER ROMANS travel to Doncaster this weekend to take on a currently winless Mustangs side in their sixth domestic fixture of the American football season.

The Romans will make the 200-mile round trip to face a team who find themselves rooted to the bottom of the NFC 1 South league table.

Chester themselves, though, are only faring marginally better than their upcoming opponents.

With their only win of the campaign so far coming against Lancashire Wolverines last month, Chester Romans head into the second half of the season in fifth place of the six-team division.

A victory against Doncaster on Sunday, June 09 could prove vital in their pursuit of a top half finish, but the Romans’ Head Coach, Levi Edwards, is keen to avoid looking too far ahead.

He said: “You don’t want to put numbers on targets, but we’re looking to execute the level of football that we know we can play. From there we can see how far we can go, but obviously the basics are to stay in Division 1 and keep working on what we’re doing.

“But we do want to look towards the play-offs and compete with some of the better teams in the region because we have the talent to do so.

“We don’t have any long-term goals in terms of wins and losses, though. We just want to go out and perform, and attack, while obviously wanting to win.”

The Romans head into the game on the back of a closely contested 22-16 home defeat against Shropshire Revolution on May 19.

But with the squad having the subsequent weekends away from competitive action since then, the Romans will travel to Doncaster with a fully fit team.

Edwards added: “We have to improve, get better, play more physically and pay attention to the details of our play.

“For now, we’ll move on, flush it out of our system and get better moving forward.”

While Chester Romans have battled valiantly so far this season - and could count themselves unlucky to have lost some of their games - Doncaster Mustangs have suffered convincing defeats in each of their matches.

Chester’s upcoming opponents have conceded a league high of 254 points this campaign, and welcome Chester after conceding 52 points in both of their last two away games – against Nottingham and Lancashire, respectively.

Those same two sides go head-to-head against one another in the only other fixture of the NFC 1 South division this weekend.