Spalding RFC stormed to the top of the Midlands Two East (North) table with a fine 32-20 win at Dronfield on Saturday.
Town made it three wins from as many games with an impressive away win in North East Derbyshire, making them just one of two teams with an unblemished record.
They lead second-placed Ashbourne by a point, having picked up one more bonus point than their rivals.
Elsewhere, Deepings suffered a 58-0 home hammering at the hands of Stockwoord Park in Midlands Three East (South). The Green Machine are rock bottom after suffering a third beating on the bounce.
But Bourne did enjoy a 28-10 victory over Ayleston Athletic at Milking Nook Drove in Midlands Four East (South).
Their first win of the season sees Bourne move up to eighth in the early standings.
Midlands Two East (North): Bakewell Mannerians 74 Stamford 7; Belgrave 7 Ashbourne 18; Dronfield 20 Spalding 32; Kesteven 7 Oakham 20; Loughborough 12 Nottingham Casuals 13; Melbourne 37 Melton Mowbray 16.
Midlands Three East (South): Brackley 13 Vipers 44; Daventry 21 Biggleswade 15; Deepings 0 Stockwood Park 58; Northampton Casuals 7 Stewarts & Lloyds 15; Northampton Mens Own 41 St Ives 14; Queens 16 Rugby St Andrews 14.
Midlands Four East (South): Bedford Swifts 56 Westwood 0; Bourne 28 Aylestone Athletic 10; Corby 0 Thorney 99; Kempston 22 Stamford College Old Boys 31; Long Buckby 56 St Neots 6; Old Newtonians 22 Oundle 37.