Old boys look to end amazing season in style

We’re going up: KCS Old Boys skipper Patrick Smith, front row centre in blue, is determined to round off the season in style

We’re going up: KCS Old Boys skipper Patrick Smith, front row centre in blue, is determined to round off the season in style

First published in Sport Richmond and Twickenham Times: Photograph of the Author by , Sports editor

KCS Old Boys captain Patrick Smith may think his side’s chances of winning the London Division Three South West title are slim, but that will not stop them signing off a promotion-winning campaign in style.

The New Malden-based outfit, who have lost just once all season, guaranteed themselves a top two finish on Saturday with three games remaining, thanks to a 38-24 triumph at third placed Eastleigh.

There is an eight-point gap between them and league leaders Farnham – also beaten only once this term – with KCS set to take on three of the division’s bottom four clubs over the closing weeks of the campaign.

Smith has admitted his team will use the run-in to work on a few things for next season, but that does not mean he expects anything less than three more wins.

“In theory we can still catch Farnham, but given they have only lost once too, I cannot see it happening,” said the 31-year-old winger, who scored his first league hat-trick for the club in a 39-17 win over New Milton & District last week.

“We should win every game we have left with a bonus point, but they need to lose two of their last three games, which is unlikely.

“This has been a fantastic season. For us to have only lost once is amazing.

“There is still work to do. We are thinking about next season and we will use the next few games as an opportunity to work on a few new systems in preparation for the step up.

“But it is also a case of enjoying ourselves and putting some more points on the board.”

KCS Old boys host fourth-bottom Old Mid-Whitgiftians next weekend, before facing bottom two Camberley and Old Wellingtonians in April.

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