AFTER seeing his side suffer their first league defeat of the season, Wanstead skipper Arfan Akram is looking for his Premier League champions to end the campaign on a high.

Having wrapped up the title the previous weekend against Gidea Park, the Herons were unable to keep up their aim of going the whole season without a defeat, after they slipped to a six-wicket defeat at Hainault on Saturday.

Reflecting on that result Akram said: “I was disappointed to lose the game, although I'm not overly upset because of the amount effort the boys have put in this season.

“It has been an amazing season and something to be proud off. I felt we used up a lot of petrol in the Gidea Park game and it seemed we were running on empty against Hainault.”

But with a highly successful season ending with a home match against Colchester this weekend, Akram is looking for one more performance from his troops to end the campaign on a high.

He added: “We want to finish the season strongly, the boys are disappointed with last weekend's result.

“But I am still proud of us, because to go 25 game undefeated will take some beating.

“However, preparation for next season starts this Saturday, that is why it is so important we finish in a positive fashion.

“The guys are looking forward to the game as we want to overcome the disappointment of last Saturday.

“Colchester, however picked up the League Cup and Twenty/20 trophy this season and will be tough opposition. So we need to be at the top of our game and stay focussed, play to our strengths and stick to our own game plans.

“A good result would be a great way to start the league winning presentation and party after the game.”