RUGBY UNION: Lance leads Deepings to derby win
Deepings claimed a derby win in the first game of the season - despite having a makeshift side.
Against a heavier pack, they went ahead when Stamford College Old Boys missed a lineout and Chris Owen fed captain Lance Charity to score.
James Hayward and Charity added further tries in the first half while Josh Broome kicked three coversions plus a penalty.
Midlands Three East (North): Nottingham Casuals 15 Mansfield 7, Nottingham Moderns 31 Kesteven 5, Rolls Royce 40 Buxton 3, Sleaford 10 Belper 17, Spalding 69 Bakewell Mannerians 14, Tupton 20 Ashfield 25.
Midlands Three East (South): Northampton Casuals 22 Leicester Forest 20, Queens 35 Dunstablians 28, Rushden & Higham 15 Daventry 47, St Neots 13 Bourne 26, Stamford 34 Birstall 10, Stockwood Park 33 Biggleswade 17.
Midlands Four East (South): Sileby Town 39 Kempston 10, Stamford College Old Boys 19 Deepings 24, Thorney 12 Brackley 15, Wellingborough OGs 24 Bedford Swifts 26.
Midlands Three East (North): Bakewell Mannerians v Ashfield, Belper v Spalding, Kesteven v Rolls Royce, Mansfield v Nottingham Moderns, Nottingham Casuals v Tupton. Sunday - Buxton v Sleaford.
Midlands Three East (South): Birstall v Biggleswade, Bourne v Stamford, Daventry v St Neots, Dunstablians v Rushden & Higham, Leicester Forest v Queens, Northampton Casuals v Stockwood Park.
Midlands Four East (South): Bedford Swifts v Aylestone St James, Brackley v Wellingborough OGs, Deepings v Thorney, Kempston v Stamford College Old Boys, Northampton BBOB v Sileby Town.