Spalding RFC slipped back into the Midlands One East drop zone on Saturday after suffering a 34-16 loss at Towcestrians.
With Kettering battering Market Bosworth 45-0 in the big relegation battle of the day, Town slip behind them into the bottom three.
However, Spalding are just a point behind Market Bosworth with three games left – and do have them and basement boys Loughborough still to play.
See Tuesday’s Lincolnshire Free Press for a full report.
• Results: Midlands One East: Kettering 45 Market Bosworth 0; Matlock 47 Market Rasen & Louth 24; Old Northamptonians 40 Newark 7; Paviors 71 Loughborough 26; Peterborough Lions 32 Ilkeston 10; Towcestrians 34 Spalding 16.