National Leagues: Weekend Wrap

Home comforts for Coventry  

Coventry defended their unbeaten home record in National One with an effortless 47-3 triumph over Flyde at the Butts Park Area. 

In difficult conditions they eased seven tries across the line for their 19th win of the season. 

Ampthill managed to stay third in the table with a close 17-17 draw against Loughborough Students at a damp Dillington Park.

The visiting side dominated the first 20 minutes but once Ampthill secured their first possession, Karim Lynch took the opportunity to drive in the first try.

Loughborough turned the game around in the second half with Andrew Boyce scoring the equalising try.

Darlington Moden Park remains second in the table with another four league points after an impressive win against Old Elthamians 14-19 at College Meadow.

DMP’s Grant Connon was awarded player of the match after securing a number of opportunities for the club.

Rosslyn Park returned to winning ways with a fourth home victory, a 10-7 win over Cambridge.

Adam Frampton’s second half try secured the defeat and saw Rosslyn Park advance over Cambridge in the table.

Esher worked hard to achieve a 20-20 draw against Birmingham Moseley at Billesley Common.

Ciaran Moore was among the try scorers who made it over the line twice in the first half.

19-year-old Sam Daly was named man of the match as Plymouth Albion beat Caldy 21-16 at home leaving them level on points with Rosslyn Park.

Blackheath continue to work hard as they secured a 32-6 win with a bonus point against Old Albanians at Woollams.

Bishops Stortford’s first win of the year meant they secured a vital four points after beating Hull Ionians 14-21 at home.

Stortford’s pressure forced a penalty in the last five minutes of the game where they advanced to a seven point lead and put an end to their tough three-game losing streak. 

Another five points for Sale

After beating Hinckley in a long-awaited match last week, Sale earned another five points and consolidated their lead at the top of the National League 2 North after a 34-10 win against Tynedale at home.

The dominance of the home side in such tricky conditions was rewarded as Jonty Rawcliffe scored a remarkable try under the posts.

Hinckley are only four points behind Sale after a 15-34 win against South Leicester.

After a knock back against Sale last week the team came back fighting with five tries over the line.

Huddersfield remains in 6th place after they were defeated 13-26 by Stourbridge who move up to third spot, only 2 points behind second place Hinckley.

The match between Sedgley Park and Otley was postponed after the referee’s decision due to the pitch conditions.

The Leicester Lions and Luctonians match has also been postponed as the pitches were deemed unplayable.

Sheffield Tigers played an impressive game as they won 10-0 over a spirited Macclesfield.

After last week’s defeat against Wharfedale, Chester came back ready to win and achieved a tremendous result against Sheffield.

Wharfedale continued to dominate after they beat Blaydon 14-30 at Crowtrees. 

Cinderford continue impressive run

Cinderford secured their 19th win to remain at the top of the National Two South League after beating Worthing 29-12.

Dino Dallavalle’s second try during injury time meant Cinderford gained a bonus point victory over the Worthing Raiders team.

Chinnor narrowly avoided defeat in a close 13-14 victory over Tonbridge Juddian while an impressive three converted tries for the Taunton Titans against Bury St Edmunds saw them finish 24-10.

Jamie Fleming was among the try scorers who secured the victory at Bathpool.

The Redingensians Rams enjoyed a 14-36 win to remain fourth while there were also victories for Old Redcliffians, Wimbledon, Barnstaple and Redruth.