RUGBY: Weekend round-up of results

Newbold v Huntingdon (Midlands 1 East)

Newbold v Huntingdon (Midlands 1 East)

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Wins for Newbold and Welsh

PICTURES BY MIKE BAKER

James Orbinson with Ben Wiles and Dom Hammond in Old Laurentians v Bugbrooke (Midlands 1 East)

James Orbinson with Ben Wiles and Dom Hammond in Old Laurentians v Bugbrooke (Midlands 1 East)

Newbold won the battle of fourth v fifth on Saturday when they beat Huntingdon & District 29-13. It lifts Newbold to third in Midlands 1 East, one place above Kettering who they meet in the cup this weekend.

Old Laurentians continued their marked improvement since the start of the season, going down to Bugbrooke 14-24 at Fenley Field.

In Midlands 3 West (South) fourth-placed Rugby Lions were held to a 8-8 draw by third-placed Evesham.

And in the East local derby, second-placed Long Buckby got the better of Rugby St Andrews by just two points, winning 16-14.

Rugby Welsh v Wellesbourne - Midlands 5 West (South)

Rugby Welsh v Wellesbourne - Midlands 5 West (South)

Rugby Welsh had another good day in Midlands 5 West (South) beating struggling Wellesbourne 43-22 at Alwyn Road.