OLD Halesonians will be looking to finish their season with a flourish when they host Nuneaton Old Edwardians this Saturday.

The Wassell Grove side are looking to end a run of three straight defeats, culminating in last Saturday’s 38-3 loss at Stratford.

They now sit tenth in the Midlands One West and skipper Chris Wagstaff is hoping his side can end the season on a high note.

He said: “We have two games left and it would be nice to win at least one of them.

“It has been a disappointing few weeks but we put in a better performance at Stratford.

”With an hour gone we were still very much in the game, though they pulled away in the closing stages.”

A promising opening half to the season included a win over Bournville but Hales have struggled since the winter break, winning only two of nine league games.

Wagstaff refuses to be downhearted and believes the club can be satisfied with their first season back in the top Midland division.

He said: “At the start of the season we sat down and agreed this would be a season of consolidation.

“I think after a good start we maybe got ahead of ourselves and went into some games expecting to win, we put a bit too much pressure on ourselves.

“It’s fair to say we have now found our level.

“We have had to learn to lose again after a couple of seasons spent mainly winning games.

“At the end of the season I think we will be able to look back and be pleased with what we have achieved.

“The plan then is to build during the summer and move up the table next season.”