THE pressure is now firmly on Kendal RUFC after they moved to the summit of the North West One table, according to their Director of Rugby.

Kendal overtook Kirkby Lonsdale at the top of the table with a mammoth 49-5 win away at the division's bottom club Widnes on Saturday, and they're now three points clear but importantly, level on games played.

But Steve Whitehead doesn't believe the table is too important at this stage, what matters is what happens on the pitch.

"It's good to get on a par with the number of games but at this stage of the game it doesn't really mean too much," he said.

"It is nice for onlookers to see where we are but it hasn't changed our situation.

"This is by no means job done. There's still six games to play with four very tough ones – it's just another step along the path and our focus remains exactly the same, we have to do the job week in week out."

Next up for Kendal is a home encounter with Eccles, who currently sit in ninth place.

Whitehead added: "With no disrespect to Widnes I think we are looking forward to a sterner test against Eccles.

"It will be a tough game and we're going to really have to concentrate."

At this stage of the season and the balance of the title so delicately poised, it's hard not to look at the last game of the season and a potential last-day title decider.

Whitehead said: "It could all come down to that.

"What a spectacle it would be for both sides to have a winner-takes-all situation but both clubs have a lot of rugby to play before then."