Moseley play their most important match of the season at home to Esher on Saturday with in-form back rower Neil Mason pointing the way forward.
The 29-year-old has spoken of the unity at Billesley Common and the recognition that this weekend’s clash is crucial.
Victory could put them ten points clear of the Surrey outfit and allow them to play out their remaining fixtures in the absence of pressure.
Defeat, however, with a tricky trip to Molesey Road seven days later, would leave their campaign sitting on a knife-edge and considerable uncertainty about their status.
Not least because they only have one more home match this term. “We have played these play-offs before and I know as much as anyone if you win your home games you are safe,” the blindside said.
“We go out to win every game and we could have won at London Scottish and gone into next week well on top.
“But we are still comfortable, we are still second and everything is in our hands so we’ll go into next week to do the job again. We will go full throttle to win the game and nothing will change that.”
That reverse at London Scottish came after yet another sluggish start left them with too much ground to make up.
Indeed they had to be thankful for Mason’s last play try which rescued what could be a crucial loss bonus.
“That was a good result away from home, we should have got more out of it but you have got to be happy with what we have done,” he said.
“There were plenty of positives in the game, our character was strong, the same as against Plymouth. We are building as a team, we are coming together at the right time of the season, everyone is gelling and playing for each other which is good for the next four games.” Mose have won their last four against Esher.