THERE will be no let-up from the North Wales Crusaders as the business end of the season rapidly nears.

Sunday's trip to Cornwall will see Anthony Murray's in-form side as red hot favourites for victory, ahead of a hat-trick of testing fixtures to conclude the League 1 campaign.

However, Murray says no game can be taken lightly in the competitive division as the Crusaders look to cement second position behind title favourites Keighley Cougars.

Speaking to the Crusaders' Twitter page, Murray stressed: "This division's really tough and nothing comes easy, does it?"

Murray, who was speaking after the Crusaders' comeback 29-16 success at Oldham last time out, added: "You've got to work for everything that you've got, but we'll just enjoy today.

"You know, five from five and we'll look forward to going to Cornwall and really enjoy that experience and hopefully try and keep our momentum going into those couple of remaining fixtures with Rochdale, Keighley and Swinton.

"But, you know, enjoy today and then the focus will be on Cornwall and we'll need to be at our best going to Cornwall as well.

"They're a real tough team to beat at home, but we're looking forward to the experience and really enjoying the trip down there."

Last weekend was Crusaders' first success at Oldham in a number of seasons and they had to achieve victory the hard way.

A powerful Oldham effort down the hill saw them 10-8 to the good at the interval, before the Crusaders - aided by their forward pack carried hard down the hill in the second half - turned things around for a comfortable triumph.

"Full credit to our players," added Murray.

"Again, away from home, five from five and building into the Cornwall game, which again is going to be a real difficult fixture.

"But just delighted with another win and just delighted with how we went about our business in the second half."

More of the same will be Murray's message for the remaining games and once again, there will be more than league points up for grabs on Sunday.

On the opening day of the season, Crusaders defeated Cornwall to become the first holders of the Celtic Shield.

They have successfully defended this piece of silverware twice against the West Wales Raiders and they should feel confident of maintaining their grasp on the trophy.

This weekend's League 1 action gets underway in the English capital tomorrow.

West Wales Raiders are on their travels to take on London Skolars.

There will be a stiff challenge to leaders Keighley's unbeaten record at Swinton Lions on Sunday, while Doncaster entertain Rochdale Hornets in another big play-off encounter.

Elsewhere, Midlands Hurricanes will host Oldham in the late afternoon match.