OVERTON RFC were unable to begin 2014 with a bang, losing 27-5 away at Farnborough in Hampshire One on Saturday.

The result means that the Laverstoke Park side remain bottom of the table, having amassed just eight points from their opening 13 games.

Things do not get any easier this weekend, as struggling Overton face a visit from high-flying Solent University, who go into Saturday’s game second in the table.

Tadley remain top of the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Premier table despite seeing their home game against Chipping Norton postponed due to a waterlogged pitch. The Red Lane side are 11 points clear ahead of a trip to bottom side Farnham Royal this weekend.

Both Kingsclere and Aldermaston were without games in the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Championship on Saturday. Bottom side Kingsclere must wait until next weekend to play their first game of 2014 but Aldermaston, who sit fifth, travel to eighth-placed Berkshire Shire Hall this Saturday.

Chineham will be looking to record a victory over local rivals Alresford in their opening game on the new year. The May’s Bounty-based outfit were without a game last weekend and make the short trip to Alresford, who sit bottom of the table, on Saturday.