Oakham have moved to third in the table, giving their promotion hopes a massive boost, but Stamford’s charge suffered a setback with their first defeat of the season this afternoon.
Thirteen proved lucky for Oakham to beat Leicester Forest 13-0 victory but it proved unlucky for Stamford whose unbeaten league run ended at match 13 - a 31-11 loss away against Rushden and Higham. As a result Stamford slip one point behind Rugby St Andrews with a game in hand.
Elsewhere, Deepings and Stamford College Old Boys were heavily beaten but Oundle picked up a big win at Corby and Bourne recovered from a mauling at Brackley a week earlier to win 22-19 at Westwood.
Midlands 2 East (North)
Bakewell Mannerians 14-10 Aylestone St James; Belgrave 3-13 Ashbourne; Dronfield 31-5 Nottingham Casuals; Nuneaton Old Edwardians 35-12 Coalville; Oakham 13-0 Leicester Forest.
Midlands 3 East (South)
Long Buckby 9-27 Daventry; Northampton Mens Own 19-13 Old Newtonians; Queens 29-26 Northampton Casuals; Rugby St Andrews 49-14 Stockwood Park; Rushden & Higham 31-11 Stamford; Stewarts & Lloyds 50-0 Deepings.
Midlands 4 East (South)
Aylestone Athletic 12-13 St Ives; Corby 0-48 Oundle; Stamford College Old Boys 0-52 Bedford Swifts; Thorney 0-53 Brackley; Wellingborough OG 10-74 St Neots; Westwood 19-22 Bourne.