Eccleshall win first game of season, Stafford run in 85 points

Some significant results this weekend for Staffordshire clubs

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Eccleshall Rugby Club have won their first game of the season at the 13th attempt.

The hosts defeated fellow strugglers Aldridge 14-0 to keep their first clean sheet of the season too.

Eccleshall remain bottom of Midlands Division 3 West North on a single point having been deducted five earlier in the season.

Meanwhile, Stafford thrashed Stourbridge Lions 85-3 in Division 2 West North.

Leaders Leek fell to a 18-12 defeat to title challengers Walsall, their lead now cut to three points.

Newcastle defeated Uttoxeter 19-16 in an important encounter which sees the former go ten points ahead of the hosts, who are third-bottom.

Longton are fourth having lost 24-10 to Crewe & Nantwich while Tamworth earned a 36-14 win over Old Saltleians.

Burton fell to a 43-26 loss to Syston in the Premier Division while Lichfield stretched their Division 1 West lead to 12 points after an emphatic 81-0 drubbing of Worcester.

Rivals Stoke responded from last week’s defeat to Kenilworth by earning a 31-10 win away at Whitchurch to stay second.

Barton also stay second in Division 4 West North following a 36-0 win over Essington with Trentham defeating Warley 36-24.

For the second week in a row, Cannock were handed a walkover win. This time it was against Atherstone, as they stay second in Division 5 West South.

Stone were also given the same gift over Five Ways Old Edwardians as St Leonards lost 12-5 to Greyhound.

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