RELEGATION looks almost certain now for Stourbridge after they suffered a heavy defeat at Dings Crusaders. 

Dings, currently in third place in the National League 2 West, were far too good for the visitors, who shipped 52 points in the 52-12 defeat. 

They remain rock bottom of the division with 20 defeats from their 21 and are 19 points from safety with five games left to play.

With the first team in talks with a move to Sixways from next season, they look set to be starting that new project in the regional league system. The plan is for Stourbridge's first team to play under the Worcester Warriors name at Sixways, put together by Jim O'Toole and James Sandford (Atlas). 

The aim is to take the Warriors back into The Championship inside four years but relegation from the National Leagues is going to make that process a little longer. 

Relegation would put Stourbridge in Midlands 1, alongside clubs such as Bromsgrove and Dudley Kingswinford. They are only one league above the amateur side over the road from Sixways, Worcester RFC, who play in the Regional 2 West Midlands with teams such as Evesham, Malvern and Hereford. 

Stourbridge would need to win all of their five games to play and hope that Bourneville and Barnstaple fail to win any of their remaining fixtures to stay up.