Rosslyn Park’s slim chances of pipping Ealing Trailfinders to the National League One title are over, but head coach Alex Codling remains a very proud man.

An Alex MacKenzie try and 14 points off Scott Sneddon’s boot sealed Park’s 19-15 win at Ealing on Saturday.

However, the host’s losing bonus point opened up an assailable six-point lead at the top of the table ahead of this weekend’s final round of games.

It is the first time this season that the full-time Trailfinders have been beaten on their home turf, a record not lost on Codling.

He said: “I was immensely proud of the performance at Ealing.

“To beat the champions on their own patch, who had won all of their previous homes games this campaign, tells you everything you know about this amazing group of players.”

“I must give a special mention to all of the supporters who were at Ealing on Saturday. It was great to see so many of you at the game and it made a massive difference as Ealing threw everything at us in the last quarter.

“It would be great to see you all out in force for the final time this season.”

The final time sees Coventry visit the Rock this weekend, and will also mark Codling’s final appearance on the touchline before a move to Ireland.

Coventry have third place wrapped up – albeit 18 points behind Park.

Codling said: “We’ve had another magnificent season and are excited to finish the campaign at the Rock against another top team in Coventry. “