Coach Scott Sturdy hopes Whitchurch can finish with a flourish when they bring the curtain down on an excellent Midlands 1 West campaign away to Droitwich on Saturday.

The Reds are assured of fourth place, with 18 wins from 25 outings, and played their part in an entertaining last home game before going down 43-27 against champions Bromsgrove last weekend.

They now wrap up the season at Droitwich, and will want to finish on a positive note against a team they swept aside 35-0 at Edgeley Park on the opening day of the season.

However, the return promises to be far tougher with the Worcestershire outfit on a good run of form with four wins in their last five outings, including an excellent 15-10 victory away to promotion contenders Newbold-on-Avon.

“We’re in a difficult place as we’ve got nothing to play for in our last game as whatever happens we can’t finish any higher than fourth,” said Sturdy.

“It’s tough to keep churning out good performances, but hopefully we can find one more to finish the season with.

“We will take stock this week, see who is fit and available, and hopefully do ourselves justice at Droitwich. I want to win every game, whether it is the first of the last.”

Whitchurch gave champions Bromsgrove a run for their money in a high-scoring affair.

They had led 19-7 at half time, and were 27-26 ahead midway through the second period, but the runaway leaders were ruthless as they finished powerfully to secure a 43-27 victory.

“We put them under a lot of pressure in the first half, and could have come away with at least one more score,” added Sturdy.

“When you have the top sides on the rack, you have got to take your chances.

“But you could see whey they are champions. They were ruthless, and had the better of the 50-50 moments.

“In the end, it came down to three things - they were that bit fitter, had a bit more quality and punished us whenever we made a mistake.”