RUGBY: Season deciders tomorrow for Lions and Welsh

Wing Adam Attenborough in Lions last win over leaders Evesham
Wing Adam Attenborough in Lions last win over leaders Evesham

Promotion hunting Lions host Ledbury at Webb Ellis Road, kick-off 3pm

The last day of the season is a huge one for Rugby Lions and Rugby Welsh.

Both in contention for promotion, everything rests on Saturday’s final league games.

At Webb Ellis Road, kicking off at 3pm, second-placed Lions will be seeking revenge on fifth-placed Ledbury, who narrowly beat them in September. Lions on 85, are just a point behind Midlands 3 West (South) leaders Evesham (86) with Southam third on 82.

Southam host Evesham on Saturday and only the top two teams go up.

It’s just as tight for Rugby Welsh, who are at a slight disadvantage in their promotion battle, going into their last Midlands 5 West(South) game away at Trinity Guild.

Welsh are third in the table, level on 59 points with second-placed Five Ways Old Eds, who are ahead on points difference.

Welsh can do no more than bag a bonus-point win and hope their rivals slip up at fifth-placed Copsewood. Keresley have already clinched the title.

Elsewhere third-placed Newbold finish their first Midlands 1 East season at fifth-placed Ilkeston. And Old Laurentians, now resigned to relegation, host second-placed Derby at Fenley Field.

Rugby St Andrews round off their Midlands 3 East (South) campaign at John Tomalin Way where Northampton Casuals are the visitors.