CHINEHAM Lions will play in Hampshire One next season after securing promotion.

The May’s Bounty club won 46-15 away at Alresford on Saturday to wrap up second place in Hampshire Two with two games still to play.

Sam Goodal stole the show, running in four tries, while Kris Ford crossed the line twice and Chris Dickins and Cameron Thorne also got on the scoresheet.

This season has been the most successful in Chineham’s 18-year history – and they will be looking to cap it off with a win in the Hampshire Plate Final next month.

Before that though, they have two more league games to play. The first of these will see them host champions Locks Heath Pumas at May’s Bounty on Saturday.

In the same division, Kingsclere enjoyed a rare win last weekend, beating visiting Southampton 37-17 to give themselves a chance of finishing in the top eight.

They are currently ninth, but level on points with eighth-placed Aldershot and Fleet, who they visit this weekend.

Overton sit seventh in the table after losing 39-12 away at Fawley. They host Alresford on Saturday.

Tadley Tigers have been relegated from London Two South West.

The north Hampshire side went into Saturday’s home game against Weybridge Vandals knowing that they would face the drop unless they could take maximum points from their last three matches of the season.

They fell at the first hurdle, going down 32-20 to rubber-stamp their relegation and leave them bottom of the table heading into a trip to second-placed London Cornish this weekend.

Aldermaston were unable to get the better of high-flying Crowthorne in the Berks, Bucks and Oxon Championship at the weekend.

Hosts Aldermaston were well behind at half-time and while they improved after the break, the damage was already done, second-placed Crowthorne winning the game 26-15.

Dan Vince and Rob Mitchell both scored tries for Aldermaston, with Ian Martin kicking a penalty and a conversion.

Struggling Aldermaston’s final game of the season will see them travel to table-topping Risborough on Saturday.