STAFFORDSHIRE RUGBY UNION ROUND UP 4th NOVEMBER 2017.
Lichfield entertained a travelling Derby, but a 17 – 42 loss saw the East Staffs side looking to get back to winning ways. Longton were also at home but were still searching for some form as they went down 0 – 23 to Bridgnorth, moving them to second from bottom in the league.
Midlands 1 West.
Burton continued their run of wins, the latest 39 – 5 against Moseley Oak maintaining their challenge for top position in the league. Stoke played host to Wolverhampton making it four wins on the run with a 34 – 12 final score and pushing the West Midlands side into second from bottom in the league.
Midlands 2 West (North).
Leek were on the road to Kidderminster finding their way back to good form with a 13 – 26 victory. Tamworth travelled to Whitchurch returning home empty handed after a 36 – 14 loss. Newcastle were away at Cleobury Mortimer a final score of 25 – 14 seeing the North Staffs side slip to their third consecutive loss. Walsall welcomed Old Saltleians taking all five points with 38 – 27 win.
Midlands 3 West (North).
Barton played host to Harborne but a strong performance wasn’t enough to lift them from the foot of the table as the visitors won 24 – 40. Cannock welcomed a travelling Edwardians to incur only their second defeat of the season 19 – 29. Burntwood were at home to Handsworth maintaining their impressive form with a 29 – 17 win to remain unbeaten and hold onto the top spot in the league. Uttoxeter was the venue for Shrewsbury but home field advantage didn’t bring any luck as the Staffordshire team went down 25 – 37. Trentham were also hosting a visiting Stafford but a tight 29 – 32 final score made it four losses in a row for the home side. Willenhall had to contend with second in the table Telford coming off second best with a 17 – 32 final score.
Midlands 4 West (North).
Bloxwich welcomed Eccleshall but it was the visitors who took the points in a high scoring match with a 34 – 45 final score. Essington were on the road to Yardley & District but couldn’t find any success with a 37 – 13 final score. Wednesbury maintained their top position in the league as they disposed of Market Drayton with a 51 – 5 win. Rugeley had a rest weekend with no league game.
Midlands 5 West (North).
Gnosall made it two wins on the run as they comprehensively beat a travelling Warley 38 – 6. St Leonards were automatically awarded the home win when Stourport couldn’t make the fixture, lifting the County Town team to joint top of the league on points. Linley also continued their winning ways with a 33 – 27 win over a visiting Bishops Castle.
Staffordshire Reserves League Division 2.
Stone hosted top of the table Willenhall 2nd XV and in a hotly contested game came out on top 32 – 12 winners. Whittington were also playing host but to Burton ‘B’ XV a close game saw the Staffordshire team victorious at 31 -21 and returning to the top of the table.