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.