TAUNTON Titans centre Nick Mason has expressed his satisfaction at helping the club secure a top four finish and encouraged them to aim higher next season.

Mason played a key role in Saturday's season-ending 33-32 victory over Redingensians, though he admitted that the performance could have been better despite the result.

"There were parts of the game that went really well but over the whole 80 minutes I don't think we were all there as such," he said.

"We showed glimpses of what we can do but it wasn't there for the whole game, though of course we're happy to get the five points in the end."

Saturday's victory continued Taunton's penchant for failing to put games to bed, particularly at Hyde Park.

They have drawn with both Redruth and Barnes this year having been in winning positions, and narrowly beat Barnstaple recently after earlier throwing away a lead.

"It comes down to mentality, it's a psychological thing," Mason said.

"We might start or end the game really well, but we've got to keep going for the whole match and make sure we keep our heads up.

"Occasionally during games our heads go down and that can be a bit disappointing, but on the whole we've had a successful season.

"The top four was something we didn't try and mention too much before the game, but it means a lot to the boys to finish above Redruth and stay up there - it certainly gives us something to build on for next year."

In addition to a strong season for the team, Mason was also able to reflect on some personal glory having been named as the supporters' player of the year after the match.

"I'm really happy with the award," he said.

"I picked this one up last year and I wasn't expecting it this year at all - Freddie Fraser has had an absolutely outstanding season and there are a lot of other boys that have done really well, so I'm delighted to get this and hopefully we can all push on next year."

Saturday was also the last time Mason will share a pitch with Jon Gatford and Alec Chase, two long-serving Titans front rows who have enjoyed great success over their many years with the club.

Speaking about his two teammates, Mason said: "Gatty and Chasey have been absolutely brilliant for us.

"I don't see too much of them on the pitch, what with them being in the front row and me out in the backs, but they are the faces you always see at training and they turn up week in, week out - you know what you are going to get from them.

"I am gutted to see them go, but I wish them all the best and I hope they enjoy wherever they go from here."