Aldermaston on the move with win

Action from the game between Aldermaston and Berkshire Shire Hall.

Action from the game between Aldermaston and Berkshire Shire Hall.

First published in Sport

ALDERMASTON RFC moved up a place in the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Championship table with an 8-0 home win over fellow strugglers Berkshire Shire Hall.

Alex Nicholls scored the only try of the game in the first-half, while Ian Martin’s penalty completed the scoring after the break on a cold and windy afternoon.

Aldermaston face a tough test on Saturday, when they host second-placed Chesham, while Kingsclere, who were without a game last week, are not in action again.

Tadley suffered a 13-9 defeat at home to Drifters in Southern Counties North. They remain second-bottom ahead of a home game against high-flying Reading Abbey on Saturday.

In Hampshire Two, it was a good day for Overton, who beat local rivals Alresford 50-7 to maintain their hold on second place, just five points behind the leaders. However, they face a tough test on Saturday, hosting Ventnor, who are just one place and two points behind them.

Chineham are eighth after losing 28-21 away at Nomads – but they travel to pointless Stoneham on Saturday.

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