National Leagues: Weekend Wrap

Gritty win for leaders Coventry 

National One league leaders Coventry made it 11 wins on the bounce after a 20-16 away victory over Old Elthamians.

Luke Narraway and Tom Kessell both went over for the visitors while Old Elthamians earned a well-deserved losing bonus point.

Darlington Mowden Park moved to second in the table after a comfortable 36-7 win over Rosslyn Park at the Northern Echo Arena.

Darlington scored six tries to maintain their 100% record of wins and try bonus points at home this season.

Plymouth Albion ended their run of three games without a win by beating second place Ampthill 16-9 at Brickfields.

Matthew Crosscombe was the only try scorer in a nail-biting affair which denied Ampthill their third win in a row.

Blackheath secured their eight win of the campaign with a 26-19 victory, but they made to work hard for the result by Fylde.

Fly-half Joe Tarrant had a game to remember for Blackheath, scoring two tries and bringing up his 100th point of the season in the process.

Bishop's Stortford continued their impressive form with a 24-17 home win over Esher.

The newly promoted side have now notched eight wins this season and sit in sixth place in the table.

Birmingham Moseley made it four wins in five games this season after an impressive 22-15 victory over Cambridge.

The victory, which condemned Cambridge to their seventh defeat of the season, helped the away side move into seventh in the table.

Caldy edged Hull Ionians 27-26 in a tight affair in the bottom half of the table at Paton Field.

Caldy held off a late surge from away side to secure their third win of the season and leapfrog their opponents in the table.

Owen Waters produced a man of the match performance to help Loughborough Students secure their third win of the season with a 37-18 victory over Old Albanians.

The result leaves Loughborough five points away from Fylde, the bottom side in the table. 

Chinnor remain unbeaten  

Chinnor remain the only unbeaten team in National 2 South after a comprehensive 64-22 win over bottom side Wimbledon.

The home side scored ten tries during a dominant performance to secure their 10th win of the campaign.

Cinderford remain on their heels in second place after a 32-19 bonus point win over Barnstaple.

The home side were certainly made to work hard for their 10th win of the season with Barnstaple unfortunate to not take anything from the game.

Previous league leaders Taunton Titans lost their second consecutive match with London Irish Wild Geese securing a thrilling 45-38 win.

London Irish Wild Geese took advantage of a slow start from Taunton in a match that was full of incidents with 13 tries, 7 yellows and 1 red card.

Henley caused an upset to beat Bury St Edmunds while there were important wins for Redingensians, Worthing, Clifton and Tonbridge Juddian.

Sale impress against Stourbridge

Just four points are now the difference between 1st and 5th in National 2 North after league leaders Stourbridge lost their second consecutive match.

Sale produced a brilliant performance away from home to secure a 39-16 win – their eighth win of the season.

Hinckley and Tyndale reduced the deficit on the league leaders after they secured respective wins over Otley and Macclesfield.

4th place Sedgley Park kept the pressure on the top three teams after they beat Chester 31-7 while Sheffield Tigers got the better of Wharfedale, 53-33.

There were also important away victories for South Leicester, Huddersfield, Leicester Lions.