Sutton Coldfield go in search of an unlikely double when they play rampant Rugby Lions in the final of the Warwickshire Cup on Saturday.
The Midlands One (West) champions completed their perfect season, with 26 wins out of 26, by hammering Camp Hill in their final league match of an outstanding campaign last weekend.
And with promotion to level five and the Warwickshire 2nd XV Cup already in the bag, the Walmley Road outfit, coached in part by former Moseley player Mark Evans, will look to cause a massive upset at Broadstreet’s Ivor Preece Field.
“Some of our young players are really looking forward to this because it’ll be a good chance for them to measure themselves against some high class players,” said Evans.
Bankrolled Rugby have been even more successful having won all 26 of their league matches to secure promotion to National Two. Neil Back’s men will start as massive favourites.
Meanwhile Bournville, coached by Evans’ old Mose team-mate Rob Sigley, hope to follow Sutton into National Three (Midlands) after finishing as runners-up to their rivals.
To do that, though, they must beat Paviors, who finished second in Midlands One (East) in a play-off on Saturday. Sigley’s side go in with a much better league record.
Also Dudley Kingswinford, runners up to Rugby face Rossendale at Heathbrook with the winners to join Rugby at level four. Jon Higgins’ men also have a superior record.
And Handsworth aim to round off their 125th anniversary season by lifting the Staffordshire Intermediate Cup, which is named after their former President Lewis Taylor.
Handsworth, who have narrowly missed out on promotion from Midlands Three West, have reached the final of Staffordshire’s second tier event and will meet Eccleshall in the final at Burton on May 6.