National Leagues: Weekend Wrap

Coventry continue promotion push

National One league leaders Coventry continued their bid for promotion into the Greene King IPA Championship with a 36-10 away win over Bishop's Stortford.

Max Trimble scored two of Coventry’s six tries as they left their first visit to the Silver Leas ground with a bonus point victory.

Darlington Mowden Park remain 15 points away from Coventry in the table after they got the better of Old Albanians in a high scoring affair at the Northern Echo Arena.

The 52-24 scoreline was a fair reflection of the performance as DMP scored eight tries with wing Callum Mackenzie going over twice.

Ampthill moved up to third in the table after they made it six games unbeaten with a 26-5 away win over Fylde.

The result was largely thanks to an excellent first half performance, going into the break with a healthy 21-0 lead with flanker Joe Bercis among the try scorers.

Plymouth Albion dropped to fourth in the table after their fourth defeat of the season with Cambridge taking a 16-14 victory.

Jake McCloud was one of the stand out players for Cambridge while Jack Green impressed with the boot as the home side returned to winning ways.

Blackheath were another side who bounced back from defeat last weekend after they secured a 20-12 home win over Birmingham Moseley. 

Leo Fielding went over twice for Blackheath for their 12th win of the campaign.

Loughborough Students ended Rosslyn Park’s impressive recent run of form with 37-15 result.

Oskar Hirskyj Douglas was among the try scorers for the home side who moved up to 13th in the table.

Caldy edged close to the top half of the table after they secured a 32-24 win over Old Elthamians.

The home side recovered from a 14 point deficit to score 25 unanswered points for their eighth win of the campaign.

Esher recovered well from last week’s defeat to Coventry with a 38-27 home win over Hull Ionians.

England U20s’ Ben Loader was among those on the scoresheet for Esher while wing Sam Rees’ hat trick was in vain for Hull.

Sale edge top of the table clash

Sale came out on top in the first against second top of the table clash in National Two North, claiming a 26-18 away win over Hinckley.

Chris Johnson impressed from the tee for Sale as they grabbed their 16th win of the season.

Stourbridge produced a hugely impressive performance to beat bottom half Blaydon 89-17.

Niall Gibbons was among the names on the scoresheet for Stourbridge who scored 15 tries before the full time whistle.

Sedgley Park continued to put pressure on the top two in the table after victory over Macclesfield while Tynedale impressed to beat Sheffield Tigers by over 50 points.

Sheffield boosted their chances of surviving relegation with a narrow victory over top half opposition while there were also wins for Huddersfield, Leicester Lions and Wharfedale.

Cinderford secure impressive away win

Cinderford were the victors in National Two South’s top of the table clash after they beat Chinnor 26-14 away from home.

Wing Reuben Norville was among the try scorers during a hugely impressive performance from Cinderford, their 19th win of the campaign.

Taunton Titans moved into third in the table after they secured their 14th win of the campaign, a 25-19 win over Worthing.

Paul Davis scored two tries for the visitors who are now 14 points away from Chinnor in second place.

Redingensians slipped to fourth after they were held to a 12-12 draw by Tonbridge Juddian while there were wins for top half teams Henley and Bury St Edmunds.

Broadstreet boosted their chances of surviving relegation with a 34-0 win over London Irish Wild Geese while Clifton and Canterbury also secured respective victories.             .