Rainford cautions against complacency after three-game streak
Cornish All Blacks head coach Spike Rainford is wary that his side's recent good form could be undermined by a sub-par performance against struggling Barking.
The Launceston men are on the road for the second week running, hoping to extend their three-game winning run in National League Two South.
However, while many will see their match against bottom-club Barking as a formality, Rainford is demanding a complete performance from his men.
He said: "We've said it many times but you cannot take anyone for granted in this league – if you do, you will come unstuck.
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"We are going to be putting our strongest side out. It is a Friday night trip up for us and it is probably one of our furthest journeys.
"You can't underestimate anyone. We have to go there and put in a performance, if we do that we can come away with a win."
The All Blacks showed continued improvement in their mental approach at Bournemouth.
A number of tight games have gone against them over recent seasons but they showed impressive character to come through, 27-22, against dogged opponents in Dorset last weekend.
"It was a very good performance, they were only a point below us in the table," said Rainford.
"In the first half it was nip and tuck but in the second half we scored the best try we've scored this season. In years gone by, we might have lost that game by a couple of points.
"We are actually learning how to close a game out. For about three or four minutes we kept ball in the middle of the park, constantly talking to each other and it is nice to hear the guys singing off the same hymn sheet. It was really satisfying to see that to come through for the first time this year."
Rainford expects to make minor changes to his starting XV this weekend. Fly-half Jake Murphy remains on the sidelines and Aled Meredith's absence will also force a rethink up front.
Rainford said: "Jake Murphy is still out with his rib injury but everyone else is pretty much there to start.
"The only other one we're missing is Aled Meredith because he is going home to Wales for the weekend."