H&B in with play-off chance ahead of final home game

Hastings & Bexhill captain Jimmy Adams on the charge during the emphatic win away to King's College Hospital last time out. Picture courtesy Peter Knight
Hastings & Bexhill captain Jimmy Adams on the charge during the emphatic win away to King's College Hospital last time out. Picture courtesy Peter Knight
  • Hastings & Bexhill will host HSBC tomorrow (3pm)
  • Final home league game of season
  • H&B lie third in Kent One - two points outside top two
  • Runners-up go into promotion play-off
  • H&B last to remaining opponents in reverse fixtures
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Hastings & Bexhill Rugby Club goes into its final home fixture of the season with a chance of earning a promotion play-off match.

H&B will entertain HSBC tomorrow (Saturday) lying third in Kent One - just two points behind second-placed Beccehamian, with the eventual runners-up to contest a promotion play-off against the equivalent finishers in Sussex One.

Such an eventuality seemed highly unlikely back in mid-February, but a run of four wins from their last five league matches has catapulted H&B into contention with two games to go.

Both of H&B’s remaining fixtures, however, are against teams in the top five who they lost to in the first half of the campaign. After facing fifth-placed HSBC at Ark William Parker Academy from 3pm tomorrow, they will finish up away to fourth-placed Old Williamsonians next weekend.

Beccehamian’s final two encounters are both away from home. They will head to Williamsonians tomorrow before taking on Southwark Lancers on April 23.

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