Just two points cover the top three positions in National One after a thrilling weekend of action that saw an average of just under 60 points per game scored.
Leaders Barking remain the only unbeaten side in the division after a six tries to four success at Otley, while Cambridge’s Andy Brown touched down for the
decisive score in the 78th- minute at Launceston. Second plays third this weekend when Cambridge host Blackheath, who were 48-35 winners over
Cinderford. A repeat of last season’s 68-14 scoreline is unlikely.
Fourth- placed London Scottish did the double over Cinderford in 2009/10 and will be confident of extending their recent winning run, which was stretched to
five games with victory over Sedgley Park, when the sides meet on Saturday. Sedgley Park, who shipped 36 unanswered points and lost three men to the
sin- bin in the final 10 minutes, are at home to a Rosslyn Park side that were victims of a second half fightback from Stourbridge. Neil Mitchell’s men
overturned an 18- point half- time deficit to win 32-23. They now prepare for a visit from Redruth who held on to beat Tynedale 27-22.
Wharfedale’s search for an elusive try bonus point came to an end inside the first half an hour of their contest with Macclesfield. The ‘Green Machine’
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eventually ran out 43-24 winners. Coventry had the chance to steal victory in another exciting contest at Blaydon but with the last kick of the game Dan
Richards’ conversion of Dale Ager’s try went agonisingly wide.