BB&O leagues

Oxford clawed their way back into the Premier Division promotion race with a 30-6 victory at leaders Alchester.

Centre Sam Myers opened the scoring for a fired-up Oxford, with Dom Coe converting his try.

Alchester’s forwards produced lots of pressure, but they could manage only two penalties from fly half Ali Smith.

Centre Rob Milnes bagged Oxford’s second try, with Coe converting and adding a penalty.

Andy MacDonald and Kenny MacLennan scored Oxford’s other tries after the break, with Coe kicking another penalty.

Harwell lost a hard-fought clash 17-5 at Thatcham.

Tom Nicholas scored Harwell’s only try, although they had two others disallowed.

John Stephens, Mike King, Andy Taylor and John Madley scored tries as Didcot defeated Abingdon 2nd 20-5 in Division 2 South.


Rugby Tech Shield Div 2: Chinnor 2nd 35 (tries E Devine, S Angell, S Ludgate, A Millburn; cons Angell 3; pens Angel 3), Westcombe Park 2nd 19.

BB&O Premier A: Chinnor 3rd 12, Witney 2nd 17 (tries A Lambourne, A McRoberts; cons Lambourne, S Copperwheat; pen Copperwheat); Redingensians 3rd 75, Bicester 2nd 5 (try L Massey).

BB&O Div 1 North: Banbury 2nd 3, Oxford Harlequins 3rd 41 (tries M Stoddart 2, R Mellor, J Hayden, A McCormick, T Mardle, J Wilson; cons Mellor 2, J Hayden).

BB&O Div 2 North: Bicester 3rd 21 (tries C Stone, P Bramley, R Thurlow; cons S John 3), Gosford All Blacks 2nd 19 (tries T Heydon, D Murray, G Williams; cons A Sheppard 2).

Thames Valley Invitational League Div B: Oxford Harlequins 4th 5 (try R Telling), Reading Abbey 3rd 31.