BASINGSTOKE RFC will be look to keep alive their hopes of winning some silverware this season and book a place in the final of the Hampshire Bowl this Saturday (3pm) at Down Grange.

To do this they will have to beat London Three South West rivals Trojans.

These sides have already locked horns in a very low scoring contest early in November at Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh.

The visitors were 6-5 victors on that occasion with Tom Humberstone kicking two penalties for the winners.

Since beating Trojans, Stoke have only loss twice, but one of those defeats came last week at home to Old Tiffinians, when they lost 23-7.

Tom Price scored their only try, but they will be keen to bounce back to winning ways this weekend and book their place in a final. and they will Their Hampshire rivals are four places below them in the London Three South West table and have lost their last three road games, but last weekend enjoyed a 36-14 success over Weybridge Vandals.

Looking ahead to the derby clash Basingstoke RFC head coach Gareth Hatherley-Hurford said: "It would be really great for the guys to get to cup final they deserve it. We did not play well in the first game against Trojans, so hopefully we can give a better account of ourselves this weekend."

Captain Robbie Northcote said: "Being able to put a performance together and book a place in the final will be extremely pleasing, plus it will help the psychological battle as we are due to play them again in the league towards the end of February."

Eastleigh entertain Southampton University Medics which is also being played on Saturday.