CHINEHAM Lions maintained their grip on second place in the Hampshire Two table with a 21-0 victory away at Aldershot and Fleet.

Overton did their local rivals a favour by beating third-placed Ventnor 19-10, so Chineham now have a four-point advantage over the Isle of Wight side, with the two due to meet on the island this weekend.

Kingsclere suffered a 13-8 defeat at home to bottom side Nomads, who went into the game without a win to their name. Kingsclere remain ninth in the table going into a home game against Overton, who sit sixth, on Saturday.

Tadley Tigers look doomed to relegation from London Three South after losing 31-15 at home to Old Reigatian last weekend.

A win over Old Reigatian, who sit just above the relegation zone, would have given Tadley renewed hope, but the defeat leaves them bottom of the table, 17 points from safety with just five games remaining.

Tadley got their noses in front early in the second half, and held on to their slender 15-14 advantage until the final 20 minutes, the visitors crossing the line twice to ease their own relegation worries.

Next up for Tadley is a trip to fifth-placed Old Alleynians on Saturday.

Aldermaston claimed a much-needed win, but they remain bottom of the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Championship table.

Tries from Lee Patterson and Dan Vince, along with 13 points from the boot of former Harlequins youngster Jack Parsons, gave Aldermaston a 23-21 win over visiting Didcot.

The hosts had to play the final 10 minutes with 14 men after Ian Martin was sent to the sin-bin, but they held on bravely to claim a narrow victory.

Next up is a trip to sixth-placed Berkshire Shire Hall on Saturday.