HIGH Wycombe RUFC say it’s job done this season after they secured fourth place in Southern Counties North.
The Kingsmead club won 33-22 at Royal Wootton Bassett in their penultimate match of the season to nail down fourth.
It’s an impressive result following a campaign that didn’t begin very encouragingly; after relegation out of South West 1 East last season, Wycombe began this year with a hangover and suffered heavy defeats in four of their first six matches.
There was also the ignominy of withdrawing from a cup semi-final when they couldn’t field a team.
But that was the low point. Six league wins in a row followed and regardless of the result at Wallingford on Saturday, they will start next season in much better shape than they started this.
Director of rugby George Dorling said: “We started the season slowly still trying to recover from being the whipping boys in the league above. We were a bit rocky starting, trying to find our feet. Winning is a habit and we never had that on our side.
“I’ve seen teams in our position go down and then down again and I was worried about that happening to us because at the time we didn’t have the commitment of the keys players.
“But I’m really proud of the way the players have turned it around. They needed to halt that run and we did and to finish fourth is a real achievement.
“They showed a lot of character, a lot of spirit and commitment.
“I think it’s job done. We finished off on a bit of a high with everyone pulling together.”