OLs, Newbold and Welsh beaten in the league
Old Laurentians went down 39-29 at Malvern in Midlands One, keeping them in the danger zone going in to the Christmas break.
Newbold suffered defeat for the second week running, losing 39-12 to Wellingborough at Parkfield Road. Newbold are still second in Midlands 2 East (South) but Wellingborough are now level on 40 points in third place. Unbeaton Leighton Buzzard are still top on 53 points.
Rugby St Andrews’s game against Deepings in Midlands 3 East (South) wasn’t played.
Improving Rugby Welsh were narrowly beaten 31-25 at home to Keresley in Midlands 5 West (South) while Rugby Lions were without a game.
See Thursday’s Advertiser for reports from all these games