Sunderland Spartans are hoping to keep up the momentum as they march on in search of their second win of the season.

The Spartans will be hosting the Edinburgh Napier Knights on December 3 at Druids Park, hoping that last weeks win against Northumbria Mustangs will prove to be a launch pad for the rest of their season.

However, the Napier Knights are likely to prove tough opposition for the Spartans, with Sunday’s visitors currently sat in second place in the BUCS 1A North Division after one win and one loss.

And with this Sunday’s game being the last for the Spartans ahead of the Christmas/New Years break, running backs coach Misba Islam is eager for the men in orange to go into the break with another win.

“It should be an interesting game on Sunday, I don’t see any reason why we cant beat them,” claimed Islam.

“It would be great to get this win to set up the second half of our season when we play both Edinburgh and Northumbria again. However, we will need to improve to make this happen,” he added.

When asked what he thought could be improved ahead of their fixture against the Napier Knights, he said was keen to work on the offensive side of the ball.

“Our defence and special teams can pat themselves on the back because they did really well but the offence needs to improve,” he said.

“Offence started well in the first half but as the game went on, they faded. If this happens against the better teams in our division then we will be getting beaten. We simply need to be more aggressive with the ball,” stressed Islam.

A victory on Sunday against the Napier Knights, coupled with a Hull Sharks defeat to top of the table Glasgow Tigers, could see the Sunderland Spartans rise to second in the division.