OVERTON RFC won their Hampshire Two local derby game with visiting Kingsclere 24-5 to remain fourth in the table.

The home side had a much changed side with a number of young players brought up from the second team and a number of positional changes.

The coaches were looking ahead to next season, when we lose a number of players as they go off to university.

As a result Overton found it hard to settle into the game, Kingsclere on the other hand we all fired up for the game and played with real intent.

The home side scored first when Tommy Gough, playing at outside centre, finished off a nice backs move.

This was followed by a score from Number 8 Ryan Cornell who forced himself over from five metres out. Kingsclere replied right on the stroke of half-time to make it 12-5 at the interval.

The second half was tense as the visitors continued to press and Overton were not able to settle into any sort of rhythm.

It was Kingsclere who looked most threatening for much of this half, but with about 15 minutes to go Overton moved their players into their more usual positions and immediately started to take control.

They added two further scores for Tommy Gough and Ryan Cornell to make the final result 24-5, while Alex Plows converted two of the tries.

Overton travel to Fawley, who are sixth this weekend, while Kingsclere entertain Aldershot and Fleet in a basement battle.

Tadley RFC won 28-17 at Crowthorne and will hope to maintain their unbeaten start to 2016 in the Berks Bucks and Oxon Premier, when they face leaders Gosford All Blacks.

Aldermaston RFC lost 43-5 to Littlemore in the Championship and now have no game until February 13.