DEFENSIVE coordinator Rich Westley believes his team have made huge strides since last year as they aim to wrap up their BAFA Division Two South season with a victory at home to Jurassic Coast Raptors on Sunday.

Storm play their final game of the 2019 season this weekend looking to finish with a 4-4 record – something that will be achieved if they can claim a win against the fourth-placed Raptors.

Swindon have lost all four games against the top two sides in their division – London Blitz B and Bournemouth Bobcats – while picking up a trio of successes against the couple of teams below them – Hastings Conquerors and the Raptors.

Westley is therefore hopeful of a third-placed finish in the league as long as his side reproduce their performance in Dorchester earlier this year where they beat the Raptors 28-3.

He said: “We’re hoping for a repeat of the last game we played against them where we had a comfortable win.

“We played very well on both offence and defence. We only conceded three points all game, and the offence put quite a few points up on the board.

“We’re going to be focused, we’re out there to get the win, but we also want everyone to have some fun because it is the last game of the season and we want the guys to stick around.

“So we’re looking to hopefully end the season on a high.”

Westley believes both the standard and level of organisation in British American Football is on the rise, as are his own side’s fortunes.

The defensive coordinator says it is important for his team to continue to improve every year as the popularity of the sport grows worldwide and thanked everyone at the club for their efforts during a season of progression.

Westley said: “It’s progress from last year.

“Last season, we only won one game and drew two others. So we’ve already got more wins than last year and we’re hoping to make it 4-4 this time around.

“A 50 per cent record in terms of wins and losses is certainly progress, and I truly believe that is down to the hard work the guys have put in both on and off the field this season.”