Rosslyn Park will not take their feet off the gas - despite a conventional promotion being out of the question this season, writes Tim Street.
Park's 25-15 win at Bridgwater & Albion on Saturday moved them within a single point of second place in National Three (South).
In any other season, second would be sufficient for a promotion via a play-off against the second-placed team in National Three (North).
But with the blazers in the RFU restructuring the league system, only the top team will be promoted, and London Scottish appear to have that wrapped up.
However, Park spokesman Charlie Addiman insisted their is still plenty to play for due to the possibility of back-door promotion.
He said: "Obviously we'd be furious if we finished second and didn't go up, and it would be a real double whammy if it was due to the lack of bonus points, which has been costing us all season.
"But with rumours of clubs in leagues above possibly going bankrupt, there is still a possibility extra promotion places could become available.
"So we don't want to take our feet off the accelerator, then find out if we had kept at it we could have been promoted after all."
Tries from Dave Riley, Dylan Pugh and Graham Barr paved the way for Park's victory at Bridgwater.
Pugh added two conversions and a penalty, while Richard Mahony notched a penalty too.
Park closing the gap on second-place Ealing was made possible by London Scottish's win over their nearest title rivals.
Tries from Ian McInroy and Frank Neale, plus two penalties from Simon Amor and one from James Brown, earned Scottish a 19-16 win and kept their unbeaten league record intact.
Also in National Three (South), a late try by Francois van Schalkwyk saw Richmond beat Worthing 17-13.
Tries from Joe Ajuwa and Luke Cousins, plus a Matt Hart conversion had put Richmond 12-0 up, and Worthing came back to 13-12 before van Schalkwyk struck.