- Barking extend lead at top of the table to four points
- Kevin Sorrell scored two in inspired performance versus Blackheath
Barking hold a four-point lead over Cambridge at the summit of the National League One table, with a game in hand, following a Kevin Sorrell-inspired 34-22 win over Blackheath.
The Barking player-coach and Saracens stalwart grabbed two tries in the win, which, combined with Cambridge’s 27-23 reverse at home to Stourbridge, has provided the cushion.
Barking now take on in-form London Scottish at Goresbrook.
Two tries inside the first seven minutes laid the foundations for an eighth successive victory as the Exiles ran out 23-12 winners at lowly Launceston.
Cambridge suffer first home defeat since March
The dismissal of skipper Darren Fox for foul play on 24 minutes was followed by Cambridge’s first home defeat since March.
There are a number of derby games to look forward to in the next round of matches. Redruth’s clash with Launceston is more important than ever with both sides currently occupying the bottom two places.
Redruth have games in hand on some of their relegations rivals having lost last week’s game at Blaydon to the weather.
Sedgley Park's visit to Cinderford was also postponed due to a frozen pitch.
Otley will be glad to return home on Saturday after an accident en-route to the Midlands saw kick-off to their 18-10 loss against Coventry delayed by 75 minutes. They entertain old Yorkshire rivals Wharfedale.
Elsewhere, Tynedale take on north-east neighbours Blaydon, Rosslyn Park have a capital clash against Blackheath and Sedgley Park play Macclesfield.
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