National Leagues: Weekend wrap up

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If ever there was a game of two halves, it took place at Birmingham Moseley on Saturday in National One. Visitors Blaydon raced into a 13-0 lead in difficult conditions before Moseley responded with six second half tries to make it 41-13 at the final whistle. 

The result puts Moseley in second place and still unbeaten while Blaydon are yet win a game this season. 

They are joined at the bottom of the table by National One stalwarts Rosslyn Park and Fylde who are both searching for their first win.

Park lost 18-13 away to Old Albanians while Fylde were comfortably beaten 57-14 by leaders Hartpury College

Elsewhere in the league, Coventry travelled to Blackheath with plenty of confidence having amassed 19 tries in their first three games but were met by an impressive Blackheath side.

Two tries a piece from Chris Knight and Dan George as well as tries from Geoff Griffiths and Leo Fielding gave the London side a 42-5 win. 


Sale’s unbeaten start to the Two North season was ended by South Leicester who won a thrilling match 42-39. Sale now sit in third place below Stourbridge and Sedgley Park whose winning runs continue. 

It was less of a tense affair at Luctonians who overcame Harrogate 35-5 at home with Steve Maycock scoring the only try for the visitors. 

Scunthorpe fell short against league leaders Stourbridge, losing 45-20. It looked set to be a long day for Scunthorpe who trailed 33-3 at half time and were a man down.

The visitors managed to stage a fightback in the second half with tries from Ash Dibdin and Sam Morgan but it wasn’t enough to stop Stourbridge who have set the pace so far this season. 


Barnstaple’s journey to Chinnor in Two South proved to be a one-sided affair with the hosts running in 12 tries in a 76-5 victory. 

Chinnor had led 40-0 at half time with an early try in the second half from Barnstaple number 8 Ben Hilton the only score of the day for the visitors.

Chinnor are now second in the league with four wins from four and will face Redingensians next weekend. 


The fixture of the round arguably took place at Henley who edged out Exmouth 43-38 while Bishop’s Stortford’s winning run was ended by Old Elthamians who ended up 22-19 winners. 

Life in Two South got off to a tricky start for London Irish Wild Geese who lost their opening two matches, but they now seem to be up and running with two wins on the trot.

A 31-17 victory at home against Barnes puts them in eighth place before next weekend’s match against ninth-placed Bury St Edmunds. 

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