"If we get our performance right, the results take care of themselve," says Esher player coach Tom Williams.

Close your eyes and say the words aloud again and you might be forgiven for thinking the ex-Harlequins winger was still playing at the Stoop.

The phrase is a mantra for Quins director of rugby Conor O'Shea, Williams' former boss as a player now current chief as a coach.

The 32-year-old Premiership winner remains Quins' academy transition coach - helping the club's young stars break into the senior ranks.

But he now plays and coaches at Molesey Road and is eyeing a top four National Division One finish to lay the foundations for a title challenge next term.

Director of rugby Mike Schmid’s men are fourth in the table after their 25-10 victory over Wharfedale on Saturday and face a tricky trip to Loughborough Students tomorrow.

Esher have turned their fortunes around after finishing 10th last term and even briefly flirting with relegation.

And a title challenge would be the next step according to Williams.

“Winning the league is going to be a tough ask given where we are at this stage of the season,” he said.

“At the moment we are fourth and, without putting a focus on it, I’d be disappointed if we don’t finish in the top four.

“But I’m more interested in performance and if we get that right, results will take care of themselves.”

Esher were unable to add to their 25-3 half-time advantage on Saturday, but it was not for lack of effort.

“Everyone, the coaches and players, are very frustrated at not getting the bonus point, but there are no easy games in this league. They kept going until the last play,” added Williams.