National Leagues: Weekend Wrap

Coventry edge closer to the title

Coventry made it 23 wins for the National One season after a comprehensive 48-13 victory over Old Elthamians at the Butts Park Arena.

James Stokes scored his 18th try of the season – a new club league record – as the league leaders edged ever closer towards securing the title.

The gap between Coventry and second place grew to 30 points as Darlington Mowden Park lost 38-26 away from home against Rosslyn Park.

England U18 Ollie Hassell-Collins was among the try scorers for Rosslyn Park who secured their 9th win of the season.

Ampthill moved to within two points of Darlington Mowden Park after an impressive 33-28 win over Plymouth Albion.

Kevin Barrett was named man of the match for Ampthill who leapfrog their opponents in the table.

Blackheath made it two wins on the bounce after a 36-5 victory which confirmed bottom side Fylde’s relegation to National 2 North.

Captain Markus Burcham went over twice for Blackheath who move to just three points away from Plymouth Albion in fourth place.

Birmingham Moseley continued their fine recent form by edging out Cambridge by a point at Billesley Common.

Buster Lawrence impressed for the home side during a tight affair as Cambridge were condemned to their third defeat on the bounce.

Bishop's Stortford produced an excellent performance to secure their 12th win of the season, beating Esher 28-17 away from home.

The victory saw Bishop's Stortford move into 8th in the table while Esher remain in the bottom half after their 15th defeat of the campaign.

Hull Ionians continued their brilliant recent form with their third win in four matches after a 29-24 bonus point victory over Caldy.

Three tries either side of the break helped Hull secured their 8th win of the season.

Old Albanians recovered from a 19 point deficit at half time to grab an important victory near the bottom of the table with a 34-19 win over Loughborough Students.

Saracens youngster Andy Christie was a stand- out player for the home team who moved to just two points away from Loughborough in 14th place.

Cinderford leave it late 

Cinderford remain at the top of National Two South after they beat Barnstaple 20-18 away from home for their 23rd win of the campaign.

A last gasp converted try from centre Terence Babarinsa saw Cinderford snatch victory to cruelly deny 11th place Barnstaple a huge victory.

Chinnor are hot on Cinderford’s heels in second place after they secured their 21st win of the campaign, beating Wimbledon 37-27 away from home.

Third place Redingensians suffered a setback after falling 25-19 to Redruth while there were wins in the top half of the table for Taunton Titans and Henley.

Bottom team Broadstreet picked up an important win over Worthing while there were also victories for Old Redcliffians and Clifton.

Sale see off Stourbridge challenge 

Sale secured their 20th win of the campaign to stay at the top of National Two North with a 29-0 victory over Stourbridge who dropped to third place.

The league leaders achieved the bonus point win with the last play of the game as they extended the gap at the top to eight points.

Sedgley Park took advantage of Stourbridge’s defeat to move to second in the table after 45-0 win over Chester.

The victory was Sedgley Park’s 17th of the season with wing Jamie Harrison among the try scorers.

Hinckley missed out on the opportunity to move into second after defeat to Otley while there were wins for top half teams Tynedale, South Leicester and Huddersfield.

Leicester Lions edged past Blaydon while Wharfedale picked up an important win away from home.