JORDAN keeps Tupton at top

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Tupton 17,

Long Eaton 13

Tupton completed their fourth straight league victory to retain the top of the table spot.

But early on they conceded too many penalties and Long Eaton led 8-7 at half time.

But Tupton refused to entertain the idea of defeat and two tries from Brett Marriott and Jordan Whitethe result.

First-half points came from White with Marriott converting.

White won the man of the match award.

Tupton will be aiming to make it five wins in a row when they are visited by St Leonards on Saturday, kick off 3pm.

Horncastle 1st XV 27,

Chesterfield Panthers 1st XV 21

The Panthers team made the long trip to Horncastle and for the second week in a row were unlucky to go down in a very even game.

Ilkeston U17s 12,

Chesterfield Panthers U17s 27

Chesterfield fired up their league campaign with a determined victory over Ilkeston.

Tries from Iain Taylor, Robert Pattison, Robert Davison and James Kennedy along with a Taylor penalty and two conversions gave a conclusive score line.

Man of the match was Sam Holmes.

Ashby U14s 12,

Chesterfield Panthers U14s 5

With both teams having an unbeaten record so far, this was always going to be a tight game and in the end it was the home side that prevailed.

In spite of continual pressure from the Panthers attack it was Ashby who went in front when a breakaway try saw them touch down under the posts to give an easy conversion and a seven-point lead.

The Chesterfield team stuck at their job and were rewarded when Dominic Grainger touched down in the corner to give a half-time score of 7-5 to Ashby.

Midway through the second-half Ashby scored a try in the corner.

The Chesterfield team kept up the pressure until the final whistle looking for the break but some dogged defence by Ashby just kept them out.

Man of the match was Matthew White.

Chesterfield Panthers U11s 31, Glossop U11s 0

A comfortable victory for the Chesterfield U11s came by virtue of tries from Jayden Slatcher 2, Jack Bromley, Jack Burton and Thomas Hawkins.

Conversions were kicked by Ross Booker, Jack Bromley and Harvey Fletcher.

Ripley Rhinos 1st XV 10,

Ashfield 3rd XV 33

A disappointing display saw Rhinos beaten in the Pennant League by Ashfield.

Defensive slackness was the Maroons downfall and their points came from tries by Zeique Robinson and Paul Buzzard.

Man of the match was Liam Murcott.

Lymm 3rds 0,

Hope Valley 1sts 18

Hope Valley travelled to Lymm and captured their first away win of the season.

Tries were scored by Grayson, skipper Bines and Wain.

McGuigan kicked a penalty while Drew Sampson was man of the match.