Loughborough Students’ stay of absence from the summit of Two North lasted only one week after they ran in nine tries in a 67-27 win over Kendal to

leapfrog Fylde in the table. Minus Jason Robinson, who failed a late fitness test, Fylde slipped to their first defeat of the season at home to Leicester Lions.

The Lions won 32-30 and they now lie in third, just behind Westoe. A first half try double for Matt Smith helped Westoe to a 27-19 win over Harrogate.

The Lions and Westoe put their 100% records on the line when they meet each other at Lutterworth Road on Saturday, while Loughborough will be mindful of

the attacking threat posed by Harrogate. Fylde travel to Nuneaton who are still searching for their first win and were well- beaten at Huddersfield last time out.

Huddersfield, 57-13 winners, easily preserved their unbeaten home record and wing James Wood grabbed a hat- trick. They are now seventh – one point and

one place above Hull – their next opponent.

Preston Grasshoppers notched 50 points for the second successive week in winning 50-24 at Rugby Lions. ‘Hoppers now host a Hull Ionians side whose own

recent good form came to a halt against Luctonians. Luctonians play Caldy.

Mark Pease scored twice as Morley followed up last week’s encouraging display against Loughborough with their first win of the season: a 27-14 success at

basement side Manchester. Morley will be confident of doubling up against Rugby Lions while Manchester travel to Kendal.