BRISTOL & West AC need a strong finish to the British Men’s League season to ensure they retain their National Division Two status.
Fielding a small, below-par squad the club slumped to last place in the third match at Derby having finished fifth in both opening matches. That leaves Bristol & West AC fifth overall on nine league points two clear of Nene Valley Harriers with Gateshead a distant bottom.
The fourth and final match is scheduled for August 8th at Kingston.
As far as the other west clubs are concerned Yeovil Olympiads look safe in National Three as they lie fourth, well clear of any relegation fear and unlikely to catch either Swansea or Bedford.
Joining them next season from National Four looks like being champions-elect Newquay & Par AC. The Cornwall club has won all three matches so far so have a five points advantage over Havering Mayesbrook at the top.
While they look certain to go up Exeter Harriers are odds-on favourites to drop out as they are currently bottom and need a huge performance to have any chance of retaining their British League status.