OLD Halesonians RFC skipper Chris Wagstaff believes his side can continue to improve during the second half of the season.

A noticeable symmetry sits over Old Hales progress through their first season in Midlands One West.

They have won seven, lost seven and currently sit seventh in the table.

The club has also been involved in some very tight games, with three of their defeats by four points or less.

Wagstaff says he and the management team are pleased with how the team has adapted to the higher level but are determined to push on and keep improving.

He said: “There is no doubt that had we been offered the current situation at the start of the season we would have taken it.

“That said, we have actually been surprised with how well we have done in some games.

“It’s been disappointing to lose close games and we need to find a bit more consistency.

“Had we won those games we would probably be sitting third instead of seventh.

“But there’s no reason we can’t do even better from now on.

“I’m not saying we’ll be challenging for promotion but we can move up the table.”

Wagstaff has been pleased with the performances of Luke Smith and Number eight John Tideswell.

But the skipper believes it is the side’s team spirit which has been key to victory in many cases.

He said: “One of the good things about us is that we are not really over reliant on one player.

“There is a great spirit which has come in handy, particularly when we have had to grind out results.

“It’s been a real team effort.”