The final two 100% records in the division go on the line this weekend as league leaders Loughborough Students play host to Leicester Lions. Saturday’s
opponents each boast seven wins from seven outings, although both were made to work hard for their latest victory. The Students trailed for an hour of the
match at Harrogate until their superior fitness saw them overhaul the Yorkshire side to run out 34-17 winners. Craig Holland and Charlie Matthews both
touched down twice. Leicester Lions recorded an 11-5 win over Westoe, and in doing so ended the South Shields club’s very own 100% record. Jon Boden
was the star of the show with a well- taken try and two penalties.
Plenty of points were on offer elsewhere in the division, with Kendal putting 74 on Manchester and an aggregate of 89 points scored between Nuneaton and
Fylde. Fylde came away from Liberty Way with a 53-36 win, Warrington Wolves Rugby league academy product Matt Lomax and fly- half Richard Kenyon
both getting a couple of tries a piece.
Cameron Hewitt scored a hat- trick for Luctonians but still ended up on the losing side as Caldy left Herefordshire with a 32-28 win. Morley eased the
pressure on themselves in the lower reaches of the table with a 35-7 success at fellow strugglers Rugby Lions. They are on the road again this Saturday with
an away fixture at Hull Ionians, who narrowly came off second best to Preston. In the weekend’s other fixture, Hull defeated Huddersfield 34-0.