SPALDING RFC dramatically avoided relegation on Saturday, while Deeping Rangers extended their unbeaten run in the UCL Premier Division to 16 games and Pinchbeck United kept their title dream alive.
Needing a victory to have any chance of staying in Midlands One East, Town came from 12-0 down to beat promotion-chasing Ilkeston 13-12 at the Memorial Field, with Kevin Childs running in a last-gasp try.
In football, goals from Ash Stevens, Josh Moreman and Kevin Brader helped Deeping sink Northampton Spencer 3-1, while Bourne Town lost 3-2 at home to Wellingborough Whitworth.
Pinchbeck remain on course for the Peterborough and District League title after goals from Jonny Clay, Dan Woods and player/boss Ian Dunn earned them a 3-0 win over Netherton United.
See Tuesday’s Lincolnshire Free Press for more on the weekend sport.