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Upton-upon-Severn Rugby Club can seal promotion this weekend

Nigel Slater 8th Apr, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

UPTON can return to Midlands Three West (South) at the first time of asking this Saturday with a win at Alcester, writes Aaron Wise.

After 18 games, the club sit in second place in Midlands Four West (South), bagging 14 wins and 66 points with just two games remaining.

A win at their Warwickshire rivals would see the club gain promotion as they currently sit seven points ahead of third placed Claverdon.

However, a loss on Saturday will still see Upton seal promotion if Claverdon fail to beat league leaders Manor Park.

But club treasurer Rob Heeley told the Observer the club are approaching the game as any other fixture.

“To be honest we are not putting too much emphasis on it and just taking the attitude of staying relaxed and what will happen will happen.

“We have another game next Saturday to secure things but we can’t go into this game that will be the case then.

“We just treating it like a normal game.

“At the start of the season we were not expecting to get promotion but we managed to sign a lot of new players at the start of the season which has really boosted us from where we were in the summer.

“If we get promoted great but it won’t be a big issue if we don’t.”

Mr Heeley said promotion would be exciting for the club with the prospect of facing more local clubs next season such as Ledbury and possibly Evesham and Droitwich.

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