FINLAY Macintyre says Westcliff are desperate to get their own back on Hertford this weekend.

Sixth placed Westcliff make the trip with seemingly little to play for in the London & SE Premier Division.

But Macintyre - who plays at hooker for Westcliff - insists the players are determined to get back to winning ways after Saturday’s 24-16 defeat against Westcombe Park.

“This is definitely not a dead rubber,” said Macintyre.

“We want to finish on a high and make this the best the club has ever done for a second year running so will push until the end.

“Hertford also got very lucky against us to nick the win at our place so we owe them one and everyone knows that.”

Hertford, who are fourth in the table, triumphed 19-12 at Westcliff in February.

But Macintyre feels the Westcliff side is still full of confidence.

“Although we lost at the weekend we are still playing better rugby week by week as the season goes on,” said Macintyre.

“The players also play better every week so we are excited to get out there on Saturday and put on a show.”

With two games left to go, Westcliff cannot finish lower than sixth in the standings and sit just three points behind Tunbridge Wells.

And Macintyre has been thrilled by how well Westcliff have performed so far.

“It’s been a great season overall,” said Macintyre.

“It’s the best the club has ever done and with 90 per cent of our players being home-grown boys it’s just in general.

“Every Saturday is exciting because you know you’re going to be playing alongside your mates for the love of the game and that’s the way it is at Westcliff.”

However, Macintyre knows the team will not have it all their own way this weekend.

“Saturday will be one of the toughest fixtures of the season given the position Hertford are in and ourselves,” said Macintyre.

“Whenever we play each other it’s always tight and physical and I have no doubts Saturday will be as well.

“But we intend to finish on a high so we want a win.”

>SECOND from bottom Southend Saxons head to Westcombe Park in the London & SE Premier Division.

Southend’s relegation has already been confirmed but their hosts still hope to work their way out of trouble.

In London One North, bottom of the table South Woodham Ferrers head to third placed Colchester while in London One South Thurrock host table-topping CS Rugby 1863.

In London Three Essex, Canvey Island head to Campion.