Local rugby: Forest are pulling up trees
Leicester Forest had a tough time last season but they are upwardly mobile this time around.
Forest are up to fourth in Midlands Two East (North) following a superb 24-22 success against leaders Belgrave.
Adam Marlow, Sam Driver and Lewis Malt scored, and Callum Dacey converted all three and added a penalty.
Belgrave remain top after picking up two bonus points. Kevin Curtis (2), Liam Barnes and Sean Kyle scored, with Kyle adding a couple of conversions.
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Coalville are just a point behind Belgrave after they hammered Bakewell Mannerians 44-7.
Michael Richmond and Russ James each bagged a brace and Myles Griffin, Mark Davies and Daniel Claypole also scored. Sam Blackburn kicked three conversions and a penalty.
There was joy for Aylestone St James as they landed their first victory of the season when they saw off third-placed Ashbourne 15-12.
Jamie Howe and Vuz Chinyere crossed the line and Glenn Chapman kicked a conversion and a penalty goal.
Oakham and Melton have three wins and three defeats from six outings following good results on Saturday.
Melton beat Nuneaton Old Edwardians 22-8 thanks to a penalty try converted by Chris Rose, and scores from Lewis Glover and Adam Chambers.
There were five tries for Oakham as they landed a 29-10 win at Nottingham Casuals. Angus Boyle, Will Armstrong, Svend Larson, Tom Armstrong and Mark Matthews grabbed tries, and Matthews also slotted two conversions.
It was a disappointing afternoon in Midlands Two East (South) as all four sides suffered setbacks.
Lutterworth went down 24-8 at home to Dunstablians, while Market Harborough were edged out 25-21 by Bugbrooke, Oadby Wyggs suffered a narrow 24-22 defeat against Wellingborough, and Vipers lost 73-0 at Leighton Buzzard.
Wyggs' tries were scored by Will Clancy, Rob Alonso and Elliott Keable, while Olly Mills kicked seven points.
Ed Sumpter, Joe Whitworth and Chris Owens scored for Harborough and WiIl Taylor slotted three conversions.
There was better news for Ashby in Midlands Three East (North). Their 39-28 win at Grimsby sees them remain joint second, three points behind leaders West Bridgford.
Old Newts lost 41-7 at Daventry in Midlands Three East (South), while Aylestone Atheltic went down 74-7 at Bedford Swifts in Midlands Four East (South).
Castle Donington lost 38-8 at Rolls Royce in Midlands Five East (North).
Market Bosworth and Loughborough put in excellent performances and picked up bonus points against the top two sides in Midlands One.
Bosworth lost 45-38 at home to Peterborough Lions, while Loughborough went down 32-25 at home to Old Northamptonians.
Bossie's tries came from Lee Dyment, Tom Milner, Wayne Saunders, Gareth Bromby and Chris Harding, who converted on four occasions.