Tring Win Tussle With TJs
Tring just edged it in this thrilling encounter at Edenbridge RFC with a 21 - 24 final result. Leading 8 - 18 at the break and the addition of two second half penalties proved just enough to seal the win and the points to see them consolidate 6th place in the league.
TJs looked like they might go on to win as they rallied to 21 apiece with 15 minutes to play but they could not find a way through and a last gasp chance to level or win it was lost as the ball went forward at a quick tap penalty just to the right of the posts.
TJs remain 4th with two games in hand but Bury St Edmunds closed the gap to just 2 points with a 37 - 16 win over Barnes, which leaves Tring just 2 more points back.
Dorking remain 4 points clear at the top as they beat Hertford 29 - 19 with OEs second after they saw off TJ's next opponents CS Rugby 36 - 9. East Grinstead remain third and 10 points ahead of TJs after they beat bottom club Barking 45 - 10. Basingstoke lost 10 - 14 to Guernsey and Westcombe Park edged Thurrock 8 - 10.
In L1S Chichester remain top despite losing 16 - 24 to Cobham. Gravesend could not take advantage of that slip as they too lost, this time 20 - 27 to Wimbledon but they still have a game in hand on Chichester. Staines and Haywards Heath both look doomed already at the bottom after further losses of 40 - 12 and 37 - 7 to Brighton and Dover respectively.
In L2SE Charlton Park remain 11 points clear of Maidstone at the top after a 15 nil win at Crowborough. Maidstone, who have a game in hand, beat Aylesford Bulls 18 - 10. Elsewhere Tunbridge Wells beat Medway 23 - 16 to stay fifth and Sevenoaks beat Lewes 22 - 3 to lie sixth.
Thanet lead Ashford by a single point in L3SE after an impressive 55 - 8 defeat of Horsham. Ashford also impressed with a 55 nil demolition of Uckfield.
Canterbury remain second in N2S after beating Taunton 27 - 17 but Hartpury College lead by 12 points at the top. Blackheath have been struggling in National 1 of late but surprised top half club Esher 38 - 10 to put themselves level on points with Cinderford and Richmond but Blackheath remain third from bottom.