The Peterborough Saxons have reached the British League play-offs for just the fourth time in their histor with a game to spare after hammering the Lincolnshire Bombers 48-10 at Thorney Rugby Club.
The city side have now won seven and lost two of their nine Conference matches.
They sit second in the standings behind unbeaten leaders Sandwell Steelers who they host in their final regular season game on Sunday, August 9.
Jason Bradshaw, Anthony Amissah, Scott Spearink, Adam Gumbs and Cameron Field scored touchdowns for Saxons.
A rapid start proved crucial as the Saxons scored from their first two possessions to storm into a 14-0 lead.
It was 28-3 at half-time before Saxons eased even further clear in the second half.
It would probably have been an even bigger margin of victory if the rule which insists the clock must not stop when a team is 35 points clear wasn’t implemented.
It was the city side’s third biggest win of the summer after two drubbings of bottom club Humber Warhawks 54-0 and 73-0.
It was their second win of the season against the Bombers.
Saxons only defeats this season have arrived at Sandwell (41-14) and at Leicester Falcons (26-13).
Their unbeaten home record will however come under serious threat against Sandwell in their final Conference match.
But a win would give them the confidence to embark on a long run in the play-offs.
It’s their first play-off appearance since 2012.
The British American Football League runs along similar lines to the American Football League with teams competing in Conferences for the right to contest the play-offs.
The ultimate goal for saxons is a place in the ‘BritBowl’ at Allianz Park, the home of Saracens Rugby Union Club, early in September.