STAFFORDSHIRE RUGBY UNION ROUND UP 11th NOVEMBER 2017

STAFFORDSHIRE RUGBY UNION ROUND UP 11th NOVEMBER 2017

Midlands Premier.

Lichfield were on the road to South Yorkshire for an encounter with Doncaster Phoenix but couldn’t rediscover their form with a high scoring 43 – 33 loss. Longton were also away at Derby, the final score of 73 – 3 keeping them second from bottom in the league.

Midlands 1 West.

Burton played host to Rugby Lions maintaining their winning streak 42 – 7, moving the East Staffordshire team to the top of the table with a little help from near neighbours Stoke. Stoke travelled to Bromsgrove for a match against the league leaders, the potteries side grinding out an impressive 29 – 37 win. Wolverhampton played host to Stourbridge Lions with a final score of 17 – 22 giving the hosts the losing bonus point and lifting them out of the bottom two in the league.

Midlands 2 West (North).

Leek couldn’t continue their winning ways as they narrowly lost 16 – 19 against a travelling Whitchurch. Tamworth hosted Veseyans with a 19 – 15 win enough to earn them the points. Newcastle welcomed Crewe & Nantwich but had a difficult afternoon losing 12 – 51. Walsall took the short journey to Spartans but came home empty handed with a 27 – 14 loss.

Midlands 3 West (North).

Barton were left still searching for some good form, going down 66 – 0 away at Shrewsbury. Handsworth welcomed a travelling Cannock but it was the visitors who took the spoils with a 26 – 31 win. Burntwood were on the road to Harborne a 17 – 46 win maintaining their unbeaten record and holding onto the top spot in the league. Stafford was the venue for a travelling Uttoxeter, the county town team earning the victory 41 – 0. Trentham visited second in the table Telford, coming home with a 45 – 10 loss. Willenhall were looking for the win away from home at Edwardians but couldn’t quite keep up with the hosts as they lost 26 – 14.

Midlands 4 West (North).

Bloxwich travelled to Essington for both Staffordshire teams to battle out an exhausting 15 – 15 draw. Eccleshall were automatically awarded their game when Church Stretton couldn’t make the fixture, moving the hosts to depose Wednesbury and head up the league. Rugeley welcomed Wednesbury with a final score of 15 – 21 giving the win to the visitors.

Midlands 5 West (North).

There were no league games for Gnosall, Linley or St Leonards this week.

Staffordshire Reserves League Division 2.

Whittington travelled to Bognop Road for a 1st versus 2nd clash against Willenhall 2nd XV, the visitors maintained their impressive record with 17 – 36 win to hold onto top position. The result for Barton 2nd XV vs Stone was not available at time of publication.

 

STAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY DIARY – NOVEMBER.

Wednesday 22nd November; Staffordshire U18 v Cheshire U18 at Newcastle (Staffs) RUFC; KO 6pm.