RUGBY: All the town’s teams end year in top four

OLs v Nuneaton Old Eds
OLs v Nuneaton Old Eds

Two unbeaten in top spot, one second and two fourth going into 2015

After a fantastic weekend of league wins, Rugby’s five rugby clubs are all ending the year on a high.

And how exciting that Old Laurentians and Rugby Lions are unbeaten leaders in their divisions, Newbold are in second spot, just a point behind OLs and both Rugby St Andrews and Rugby Welsh go into the new year in fourth place in their respective tables.

On Saturday at Fenley Field, OLs beat Nuneaton Old Edwardians 34-10 in their final Midlands 2 West (South) game of 2014.

It maintains their unbeaten record with 11 wins and a draw from their dozen starts.

And fellow promotion hopefuls Newbold won 64-0 at struggling Old Leamingtonians. They remain just one point behind OLs.

OLs’ only dropped points were taken by Newbold when the local rivals drew 16-16 at Bilton in the first game of the season back in September.

Newbold’s only defeat so far came in October against Banbury, who are currently in third spot.

Rugby St Andrews pulled off a memorable victory against league leaders Oundle, on their first ever visit to John Tomalin Way. The Eagles’ unbeaten run stretched back to early October, but Saints celebrated the tightest of wins, with a 28-27 scoreline.

It maintains their fourth place in Midlands 3 East (South) and Oundle slip down to second, behind Rushden & Higham. Vipers are third.

At Webb Ellis Road it was crunch time in Midlands 4 West (South) with unbeaten leaders Rugby Lions hosting second place Evesham.

Lions withstood the challenge to finish the year with a 21-3 win. Lions are now eight points clear of Claverdon and 11 ahead of Evesham, who slip down to third.

Rugby Welsh, in Midlands 5 West (South) made it five wins from eight games to move up into fourth spot. The Alwyn Road side continued their excellent start to the season, winning 41-15 at Birmingham Exiles, who are now seventh.

The leagues resume on January 10, with some cup fixtures in the meantime.