Oakham laid down a marker to teams chasing for a play-off spot in the Midlands 2 East (North) with a big victory at home to Dronfield this afternoon.
Stamford racked up an even bigger scoreline as they brushed aside Long Buckby, and Bourne edged past Aylestone Athletic to record their eighth win of the season.
Midlands 2 East (North)
Ashbourne 24-39 Coalville; Aylestone St James 17-43 Leicester Forest; Bakewell Mannerians 17-33 Melton Mowbray; Belgrave 24-28 Nottingham Casuals; Oakham 55-5 Dronfield.
Midlands 3 East (South)
Daventry 42-0 Deepings; Long Buckby 3-62 Stamford; Northampton Mens Own 15-12 Northampton Casuals; Old Newtonians 5-24 Stockwood Park; Rushden & Higham 21-12 Rugby St Andrews; Stewarts & Lloyds 46-13 Queens.
Midlands 4 East (South)
Aylestone Athletic 19-21 Bourne; Corby 0-59 Brackley; Oundle 15-16 Bedford Swifts; St Ives 31-26 St Neots; Wellingborough OG 9-17 Thorney; Westwood 17-11 Stamford College Old Boys.