High-scoring victories for Oakham and Stamford rugby clubs ensured both sides kept their promotion plans on track this afternoon.
The Oaks consolidated their third spot in the Midlands 2 East (North) with a comfortable 36-10 win against Nottingham Casuals at the Showground, while Stamford, returned to the top of the Midlands 3 East (south) table by defeating previous leaders Rugby St Andrews 33-20.
Meanwhile, Bourne got the better of Stamford College Old boys in the Midlands 4 East (South), winning 30-7.
Midlands 2 East (South)
Ashbourne 30-5 Aylestone St James; Bakewell Mannerians 16-32 Coalville; Belgrave 25-10 Leicester Forest; Nuneaton Old Edwardians 25-10 Melton Mowbray; Oakham 36-10 Nottingham Casuals.
Midlands 3 East (South)
Long Buckby 9-27 Stockwood Park; Northampton Mens Own 18-15 Deepings; Old Newtonians 23-40 Daventry; Rugby St Andrews 20-33 Stamford; Rushden & Higham 38-5 Queens; Stewarts & Lloyds 28-5 Northampton Casuals.
Midlands 4 East (South)
Aylestone Athletic P-P Bedford Swifts; Corby 15-36 St Neots; Oundle 26-31 St Ives; Stamford College Old Boys 7-30 Bourne; Wellingborough OG P-P Brackley; Westwood 13-21 Thorney.