FORT Matilda hosts Greenock Wanderers final National League match of the season tomorrow, when they entertain Royal High/Corstorphine.

For relegated Wanderers it is a final opportunity to put on a show in front of their home support as a "thank you" for all the encouragement they have received in what has been a roller coaster of a season.

Although the match is clearly academic in terms of league standing, if Wanderers wish to progress next season they will have to re-instil the "Fortress Matilda" attitude from some years back when teams rarely left Greenock with anything other than a good beating and a farewell handshake.

Wanderers" last two outings have been encouraging, as they recorded a 48-point victory over promoted side Garnock a fortnight ago, and also put in a creditable performance against former Scottish champions Glasgow Hawks last weekend.

Captain Chris Clark once more was prominent in both fixtures, as were Calum Robb and Ali Abernethy, who have been outstanding this season. Half- backs Andy McDougall and Ant Devlin have also performed well and, if the decent weather holds for tomorrow, then a fast, open game is in prospect, with these two orchestrating events.

The positive side to the Wanderers injury-plagued season is that fringe players who may not normally have expected to have played 1st team rugby have been exposed to top team duty much earlier than expected.

Head coach Dave McVey said: 'We have selected some youngsters who are still young enough to play age group rugby and I have also utilised a lot of players who started the season in the 2nd XV.

'All of these lads coped admirably in the circumstances and they now know what is required of a 1st XV player at this club in terms of attitude, commitment, discipline and expectation.

'They have gained invaluable experience and that will stand them and the club in good stead for the future.' Assistant Coach Iain Forster will take his place in the technical area for the last time, as he returns to playing strength next season after a year out recuperating from knee trouble.

McVey remains as Head Coach next term, and will be assisted by former captain and legendary prop forward Sandy Crear and former Ayr RFC star Grant Steel. Crear will focus on the forward pack and Steel will be tasked with getting the best out of his back line.

Another entertaining afternoon is in prospect at Fort Matilda and with the traditional club dinner set for the evening a victory would be a fine way to round off the league campaign and get the end of season festivities off to a good start.

GWRFC v Royal High/Corstorphine at Fort Matilda, kick-off 1.30pm.

l Wanderers are sponsored by National Semiconductor [UK] Ltd.