Otley feel they are better than their position in the lower half of the table suggests, and that feeling of confidence will only have improved after Saturday’s

bonus- point win at home to Redruth. The acid test, though, will come this weekend when league leaders Barking – 21-15 winners over Coventry – come to

Cross Green.

Cambridge, second only to Barking on points difference, also have a potentially tricky trip on the road. They take on Launceston who have virtually wiped out

the points deduction handed to them in pre- season for going into administration following their third win of the campaign – a 24-14 success at Cinderford,

which included a brace of tries apiece for Mal Roberts and Richard Bright. Hat- trick hero Jaco du Toit was integral to Cambridge’s 41-11 victory over


Third- placed Blackheath will be confident of turning the tables on a Cinderford side that did the double on them last season. ‘The Club’ go into the game on

the back of a 27-18 win at Sedgley Park where prolific flanker Dave Allen made it five tries in two games with a double to follow up a hat- trick the previous

week at Stourbridge.

Tynedale were stung by a three try burst in a five minute period around the hour mark by Rosslyn Park to slip to a rare home defeat. London Scottish made it

four wins on the bounce with a 17-9 win at Stourbridge, while Macclesfield continue to make a favourable impression after ‘nilling’ Blaydon, 33-0.