Stags boosted their Midlands Division One East survival hopes with a vital 20-15 triumph against Bugbrooke at the Racecourse last Saturday. Wideman Barnie West claimed two of the four Huntingdon tries which also earned the club a bonus point as they attempt to claw their way out of trouble. Prop Steven Chantler and hooker Russ Polson were the other men to touch down for third-bottom Stags as the shrugged off opponents who sit immediately above the relegation zone - the latter player sprinting in from outside the 22. The only disappointment for Stags for whom Murphy Hill was described as being defensively outstanding by Whales - was the concession of a late penalty. That also allowed Bugbrooke to claim a bonus point with the final kick of the game. Whales said: It was a must-win game and we did exactly that. I couldnt have asked for any more from the players than a victory with a bonus point. Its essential that we picked up points at home in our situation and it was a fantastic start to the year. We set ourselves a target of picking up eight points during January and to have earned five of those in one game is a boost. It was particularly pleasing to see us scoring tries again after a difficult run of late. It was just a shame that we let Bugbrooke get away with a bonus point. Now Whales has challenged his side to follow up with another success this Saturday when they travel to second-bottom Wellingborough - the team directly below them in the standings. The two sides battled out a 15-15 draw in the reverse fixture back in September, but Stags really need maximum points on this occasion. He added: Hopefully we can build on the win against Bugbrooke in another huge game. Wellingborough are another team scrapping to stay up and we need to come away with a result.