The leadership of National Two South has changed hands again after a second consecutive defeat saw Southend knocked off top spot. Four different sides
have occupied pole position so far this season, with Ealing Trailfinders the latest team to take up the baton. Southend, who lost to another Bristol side Clifton
last week, went down 28-25 at Dings Crusaders. Fly- half Mitch Burton was the Crusaders’ hero, with all bar five of his side’s points, including the conversion
of lock Ed Hack’s try that settled the contest in the 74th- minute.
Meanwhile, Ealing try- machine Phil Chesters claimed four of his side’s thirteen tries and there was a hat- trick for Sam Wardingley as the new leaders
crushed relegation- threatened Hinckley. Jersey were also in ruthless mood, scoring an incredible 20 tries in the 122-10 rout of rock bottom Newbury. Wing
Ed Dawson scored five tries, one more than team- mate Donovan Sanders, while David Doherty helped himself to a hat- trick.
Canterbury ended a four- game losing streak to beat promotion hopefuls Henley 30-25, but Richmond claimed a 34-19 win at Shelford to stay with the
promotion pack. Richard Gregg contributed 21 points and there were two tries apiece for Johannes Lombaard Chris May as Old Albanians crushed Taunton
Matt McLean’s impressive start to the season continues with the centre scoring 24 of Worthing’s points in a 34-26 victory over Lydney, while two tries from
Rob Viol inspired Clifton to a 38-31 win at Westcombe Park.