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Tom Little’s review of the rest of last weekend’s National League One action


Bishop’s Stortford                    postponed              Blackheath

Caldy                                         postponed               Coventry Rugby

Cambridge                               postponed               Hull Ionians

Darlington Mowden Park      postponed              Esher

Fylde                                         21         31                Old Albanian                  attendance          350

Loughborough Students        32         33                Birmingham Moseley                                 225

Old Elthamians                        postponed              Ampthill & District

Plymouth Albion                     postponed              Rosslyn Park


ONLY two games survived the weather and travel disruptions in round 24. Both were not without interest as they involved three of sides at the wrong end of the league table.

Birmingham Moseley, in seventh place, came out on top in a saw-saw contest at Loughborough Students. The score fluctuated wildly, Moseley coming back from a 13-7 deficit at half-time with two late tries and a last-minute conversion giving them the win. Another two bonus points for Students were enough to move them out of the third relegation place above Hull Ionians Still everything for Students to play for in their attempt to avoid relegation.

Bottom side Fylde, despite a good start to the game, were eventually overwhelmed by an Old Albanian side fighting for their NL1 existence. As OA came more into the game, Fylde found themselves trailing 19-14 at half-time. The second half saw the away side consolidate their lead and gain a crucial try bonus point. The loss leaves Fylde just one more defeat away from confirmed relegation, while OA are still in 15th place but now only seven points from safety.