Wins for Newbold and Welsh
PICTURES BY MIKE BAKER
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 had another good day in Midlands 5 West (South) beating struggling Wellesbourne 43-22 at Alwyn Road.