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Birmingham & Solihull recorded their biggest win of the season and, in doing so, put another nail in Huddersfield’s relegation coffin. The Bees ran in seven tries, six coming in the final quarter, to defeat the league’s basement side 53-3 at Lockwood Park. Flanker Darren Forder and full-back Oscar Heath both grabbed a brace of tries apiece, while Lee Chapman and Michael Stephens provided further scores in addition to a penalty try. Scrum-half Jack Jolly was in good form with the boot with a personal haul of 14 points from six kicks at goal.

The Bees’ fifth win in their last seven outings leaves them looking up the table rather down, unlike Huddersfield who appear resigned in life in League Three next season. ‘Field prop up the division, eight points adrift of Stockport, who are seven shy of Westoe, their conquerors on Saturday. Two tries from the delightfully named John Younghusband saw a tense relegation dogfight go Westoe’s way at the Memorial Ground, with tight-head prop Richard Arrowsmith also touching down for the Shieldsmen in a 24-16 victory.

Westoe’s survival bid was also helped by Dudley Kingswinford’s poor showing at Hull, which resulted in a 51-9 win for the home side. DK were outscored nine tries to nil to leave them just seven points above the drop zone. Outstanding wing Jim Wigglesworth was the star of the show for Hull with a hat-trick of tries.

City rivals, Hull Ionians, came away from Luctonians with maximum points thanks to tries from Chris Reakes -who also landed five kicks at goal - Joseph Sanders, Benjamin Johnson and Joseph Makin in 32-14 win.

Leaders Stourbridge maintained their 11 point lead over Ionians at the top of the SSE National Two North table with a 41-3 home win over Leicester Lions. Full-back James Hearn scored two of Stourbridge’s six tries as well as kicking four conversions and a penalty.

Otley were kept scoreless for the first time this season on a glue pot of a pitch at Cross Green. DMP scored tries through Lewis Johnson (2), Shaun McCartney and Ralph Appleby to win 27-0.

In the weekend’s two remaining games, Caldy and Preston Grasshoppers won low-scoring affairs against Sheffield Tigers and Bromsgrove respectively.

Round 24 results

Bromsgrove 3 - 12 Preston Grasshoppers

Caldy 19 - 9 Sheffield Tigers

Huddersfield 3 - 53 Birmingham & Solihull

Hull 51 - 9 Dudley Kingswinford

Stourbridge 41 - 3 Leicester Lions

Luctonians 14 - 32 Hull Ionians

Otley 0 - 27 Darlington Mowden Park

Stockport 16 - 24 Westoe

Round 25 fixtures

Birmingham & Solihull Vs. Preston Grasshoppers 14:00

Stockport Vs. Darlington Mowden Park 14:00

Caldy Vs. Otley 14:15

Dudley Kingswinford Vs. Hull Ionians 15:00

Huddersfield Vs. Sheffield Tigers 15:00

Hull Vs. Westoe 15:00

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