FOR The second year running Andover RFC need to win their final game of the season to avoid relegation from London Two South West.

They will be hoping to repeat last season's heroics, when they face a visit from Farnham on Saturday.

The All Blacks start the final round of games four points behind Old Tonbridgians, who are away at third placed Twickenham.

Of course they need to lose and Andover win so they can escape the drop again.

Andover's Director of rugby Andy Waite said: "It's been a long tough season and the lads are trying their best, but are showing real signs of mental and physical fatigue.

"We have to pick ourselves up and give it one last go at home against Farnham and hope other results go our way. We have to believe we can still survive."

Last Saturday, Andover lost in their final away game of the season going down 37-5 at KCS Old Boys

The Oakwood sponsored team made the long journey to west London knowing only a win would do, but it was not to be as once again they ran out of steam in the final quarter.

In a tight first half the big Andover pack, led by skipper Alex Hibidge back from suspension, dominated the tight play and with Nic Reed, Tom Waite and Tom Erskine carrying strongly Andover looked in with a shout.

The returning Jack Stott gave the All Blacks more of a threat out wide and KCS had to soak up a lot of pressure.

Andover's generosity in defence soon came to haunt them however, as the home side scored two tries, before a moment that didn't help the Andover cause at all.

Just before the break the powerful Andover scrum drove for the line, but were denied by the KCS tighthead kicking the ball out of the scrum.

Billy Pollard caught the ball and finished neatly anyway, but with both sides expecting a yellow card and penalty try against KCS, the referee decided otherwise and reset the scrum before awarding KCS a free kick and with his error went Andover's chance.

In the second half Andover continued to work hard for the first twenty minutes, but gradually the superior fitness of the home side began to tell.

Youngster Charlie Deaval did manage to grab his first ever senior try on the wing, but it was never enough and in the end a tiring Andover succumbed.