Spalding RFC made it back-to-back home wins as they thrashed Loughborough 49-12 at the Memorial Field on Saturday.
Hot off the heels of a 22-0 triumph over Melton Mowbray last weekend, Town enjoyed another bonus-point success to move within six points of Midlands Two East (N) leaders Belgrave, who were without a game.
Meanwhile, Deepings slipped to a 27-7 defeat at Brackley in Midlands Three East (S) as they stay rock bottom of the table.
But Bourne did enjoy their first victory of the Midlands Four East (S) season after seeing off hosts Corby 30-18. The triumph ends a run of 13 successive league losses.
More rugby in Tuesday’s Lincolnshire Free Press.
• Midlands Two East (N): Bakewell Mannerians 27 Dronfield 3; Melbourne 24 Nottingham Casuals 19; Spalding 49 Loughborough 12.
• Midlands Three East (S): Brackley 27 Deepings 7; Daventry 41 Stockwood Park 22; Northampton Mens Own 6 Biggleswade 59; St Ives 27 Rugby St Andrews 25.
• Midlands Four East (S): Bedford Swifts 24 Long Buckby 33; Corby 18 Bourne 30; Oundle 40 Old Newtonians 15.