Relieved head coach Ian Smith hailed a ‘great day’ for Moseley after they saved their Championship status, but also challenged the club’s board to make sure they are not in the same position again next season.
The Billesley Common outfit avoided relegation with Sunday's nervy victory over Bees, a result that sees their near-neighbours demoted to National One.
But for the second season running, Mose failed to finish in the top eight and, as a result, their Championship status and planning for next season was put in jeopardy.
And Smith has told the board they need to produce a larger budget if Moseley are to ever escape battling at the bottom of the division.
“It’s a great day for the club – we have survived another year. I think it’s now up to the club to make sure we’re not in this situation again.
“We need a bit of investment to make sure the club can push on. For the first five years we have nudged forward but in the last two we have stood still a little bit and when you stand still in this league you go backwards at quite a rate.
“We need to make sure there is forward momentum and not gamble on beating the worst side in the league at the end of the season. That’s the message we have to get to the board.
“You have got to look at the league pretty accurately where people finish is determined by the size of their budget. When we had the Gloucester link and it was working well we were constantly punch- ing above our weight.
“But now I think the lack of finance in all clubs is dictating squad depth. Gloucester are pulling back a little bit – they haven’t got the resources, certainly not enough to send to us – so we have got to do something else.
“You can’t hope that whoever comes up you are going to be better than and base your season on that.
“We have got to make sure we are moving forward properly, infrastructure wise – everything.”
Mose’s playing budget of £500,000 is one of the smallest in the league.