SPALDING RFC suffered a blow in their bid for Midlands One East survival on Saturday, as leaders Derby crushed them 73-21 at the Memorial Field.
With Coalville beating Leighton Buzzard 34-21, Town are now just two points clear of the drop zone with two games left to play.
They are at Loughborough (April 14) and at home to Ilkeston (April 21).
See Tuesday’s Lincolnshire Free Press for a full report and reaction.
RESULTS (March 31)
Midland Division: Midlans One East – Coalville 34 Leighton Buzzard 21; Kettering 30 Loughborough 30; Matlock 35 Bedford Athletic 33; Nuneaton Old Edwardians 29 Market Rasen & Louth 28; Paviors 17 Ilkeston 36; Peterborough 12 Towcestrians 27; Spalding 21 Derby 73.