IT'S a numbers game with the North Wales Crusaders at this point of the season.

Six games are down - all of them with victories - in League 1, which sees Anthony Murray's side proudly sitting at the top of the table.

Now, attention turns to the next six matches, which are likely to prove pivotal in deciding how the Crusaders' season pans out.

Over the next months-and-a-half, Crusaders take on top-seven sides who are also battling for the end-of-season play-offs, beginning with Sunday's visit to fourth-placed Doncaster.

"We have completed our first six now and we are looking forward to the next six," said Crusaders' scrum half Brad Billsborough.

"We have sat down and had a chat with all the lads what our plan is to do over the next six games.

"We have got to win at least half of them if we want to stay at the top."

After Doncaster comes a home meeting with Oldham, who are in sixth spot, before a key clash at home to fellow undefeated side Keighley Cougars in early June.

"The next six games are probably going to be the most important to see where we are at come the end of the year," added Billsborough.