Huge wins for Stone and Lichfield, St Leonards handed walk-over victory

There were tries galore across Staffordshire at the weekend

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Stone Rugby Club and Lichfield Rugby Club recorded massive victories while also keeping clean sheets this weekend.

Lichfield mauled Hereford 69-0 to retain their 100 per cent record in Midlands Division 1 West.

They sit third, three points behind Stoke, who have played a game more. They defeated Stratford-upon-Avon 17-5 on Saturday.

There is a special mention for non-Staffordshire league rivals Ludlow who demolished Droitwich 99-0.

Meanwhile, Stone thumped Bishops Castle & Onny Valley 59-0 in Division 5 West (South).

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A memorable performance from Stone on Saturday

A hat-trick of tries from main man Tom Hughes was added to by a double from Tom Norcopp to boost the score.

Tom Parker, Ben Steele, Jordan Churchill, Joe Baggely and Marcus Reynolds also all got on the scoresheet.

Elsewhere in the division, St Leonards were handed a walk-over win against Bloxwich after their opponents couldn’t field a team.

That means they have secured their first victory of the season despite being yet to play a game this season.

Cannock went second in the table following a 29-19 win away at Redditch.

Derby wins for Leek and Longton, tough defeat for Burton

In the Midlands Premier Division, Burton lie second bottom after a defeat at home to Broadstreet.

James Davies got the club’s only try, Charlie Bunting notching the conversion.

Leek are now second in Division 2 West (North) after beating second-bottom Uttoxeter 29-3 on the road.

Longton sit fourth following a 13-10 Staffordshire derby triumph over Tamworth.

Stafford lost a tight contest with Moseley Oakley 17-18 as Newcastle fell to a 13-3 defeat to Stourbridge Lions.

In Division 4 West (North), Barton-under-Needwood thrashed Aston Old Edwardians 43-5.

Jan Cleary and Will Bagnall scored two tries apiece with James Murray, Chris Bristow, James Redfern and Phil Harris all running over as well.

Rugeley sink to second bottom of the division following a 15-18 loss to Yardley & District as Trentham were defeated 18-21 at home to Oswestry.

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