Local rugby: Students on the up after another encouraging win
Loughborough Students made it three wins from four games in National One after landing a bonus-point 37-17 victory at Tynedale.
The match was nip-and-tuck until half-time on Saturday as Students trailed 12-11 despite an Alex Davies try and two penalties from Stuart Hall.
But Loughborough were dominant after the break, running in four further tries as they laid down a marker in the north-east.
Joe Atkinson and John Collister scored within the space of two minutes, and Hall converted the first try to put Students 23-12 ahead after 49 minutes.
Tynedale pulled one back but Joe Burton made it six tries for the season, and Harry Williams also crossed in the final 10 minutes to seal a superb full-points victory.
Students know victory against Sedgley Park this weekend will move them out of the bottom three, which would be a huge psychological boost after losing their first six games.
Leicester Lions put up some brave resistance but went down 31-12 to 100 per cent leaders Stourbridge at Westleigh Park.
Jon Boden kicked four penalties for the hosts.
Not many games see 118 points scored, but that was the case as Market Bosworth lost 73-45 at Paviors.
It was another encouraging attacking display from Bosworth, but they will have to tighten up if they are to move up the table in Midlands One East.
Guy Norris and Gareth Bromby scored braces while Iain Fraser, Wayne Saunders and Jed Tales were also on target. Guy Norris landed five conversions.
Loughborough remain in the bottom three after a 41-13 defeat against Peterborough Lions.
Loughborough are currently 10 points adrift after a ninth defeat in 10 matches.
Market Harborough are two points off the play-offs in Midlands Two East (South) after a superb 16-13 win at a Dunstablians outfit who had lost only once before Harborough's visit.
Will Taylor was again in form with the boot as he slotted three penalties and also converted Michael Goode's try.
Vipers remain bottom following a 19-11 home defeat to Biggleswade.
Lutterworth and Oadby Wyggs are only just outside the bottom two after both sides suffered their fifth defeat in seven league games.
Lutts lost 31-9 at unbeaten leaders Huntingdon & District, while Wyggs went down 36-0 at Bugbrooke.
Ashby suffered a blow in the Midlands Three East (North) promotion race as they lost 9-6 at home to rivals Kesteven.
Old Newts are still looking for a win in Midlands Three East (South) after a 19-12 home setback to Deepings.
There was a 73-3 defeat for Aylestone Athletic against leaders Brackley in Midlands Four East (South), and Castle Donington also struggled defensively as they lost 70-24 to Ollerton in Midlands Five East (North).