ALL that Lymm Rugby Club first XV can do now is wait and see if they have done enough to be crowned champions.

They maximised their chances by dishing out an 81-5 drubbing to Northwich in their final game of the season at Crouchley Lane today.

This result leaves them top of RFU Regional One North West, five points clear of season-long title rivals Blackburn who returned a 50-26 success against Wirral.

With four points available for a win and one point for a try bonus, if Blackburn can win by more than 94 points at Manchester next Saturday they will pip Lymm to the title and promotion.

It is a mammoth task for Blackburn, although they have amassed some huge wins lately - including the 190-0 whipping of basement side Kirkby Lonsdale a fortnight ago.

And Manchester have shown they can slip up heavily, as indicated by the 75-24 hammering at Rossendale last month.

Since then they have fallen 36-7 at home to Lymm and 37-17 at Macclesfield.

It is fair to say Lymm have one hand on the trophy and all the pressure is on Blackburn, but next Saturday is going to be nailbiting until it becomes clear whether the task is too tall an order for the Lancashire outfit or not.

The eventual champions will be promoted to National League Two North, a level Lymm have never played at before and a competition currently led by Sedgley Park and featuring some iconic names of the sport in clubs like Fylde, Preston Grasshoppers, Rotherham Titans, Hull Ionians and Otley.