CAPTAIN Ben Heap says Lowerhouse will celebrate a successful season, whether they can pip Walsden to the title or not.

The Worsley Cup winners go into the final day needing a win to stand any chance of clinching top spot.

Maximum points at Church combined with a second defeat of the season for Walsden - just a week after slipping up to Darwen - would hand Lowerhouse the title.

Ramsbottom are also outsiders in the equation, needing 12 points and none for the top two to elevate themselves from third to first.

But Heap insists his side are feeling no pressure going into the final day showdown.

“It’s a very unique situation, and a bit of a cliche, but we’ve just got to look after ourselves and not get caught up in what can happen elsewhere,” he said.

“We feel like we haven’t got any pressure on us whatsoever.

“I know Walsden will try to convince themselves that everything is fine and it’s a normal game but I know deep down they will be feeling pressure on Sunday, especially coming off the back of their first loss.”

Walsden end the season away to Rawtenstall, and Heap added: “Without being disrespectful to Rawtenstall in normal circumstances you would look at the league table and predict a Walsden win. But cricket’s a funny game and you just never know in this league.

“If Rawtenstall can get them under any sort of pressure it would be interesting to see what happens.”

Walsden might have suffered their only defeat of their debut Lancashire League season so far in their penultimate game. But Lowerhouse have been on a good run themselves for more than half of the campaign.

“We’re pretty good at keeping our feet on the ground,” said Heap.

“Everyone has been talking about Walsden, and rightly so, every credit to them. But I don’t think we’ve lost in the league since the middle of May so we’ve gone under the radar.

“We’re determined to finish second because we deserve that at the very least. Runners up with the Worsley Cup as well would be classed as an excellent season.

“But we want to finish with a win, whatever the outcome.”

Lowerhouse are at full strength to face Church, with Jonny Whitehead returning to the club as sub pro.