MAIDENHEAD suffered a fourth loss in South West One East this season after a 10-5 defeat away to Grove on Saturday.

It is a second consecutive defeat on the road for Maidenhead though they remain second in the league table and a single point behind leaders Old Patesians, who were beaten 18-17 at Windsor.

Maidenhead conceded twice early on, and had Tom Finnie miss with a penalty kick, before winger Scott Prince caught his pass and touched down.

Maidenhead do not have a fixture to fulfill this weekend but return to action at home to fifth-placed Witney on Saturday February 11.

A surprise win for Windsor against top of the table Old Patesians at Home Park mean they sit in 10th place ahead of the visit to Old Centralians this Saturday (2pm).

In the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Premier, there was nothing to separate rival clubs Slough and Drifters in a 22-22 draw at Tamblyn Fields.

Drifters led 10-7 at the half-time interval thanks to tries from Rob Wills and Matt Brown, but needed a late Sam Hawkridge touch down and Brown conversion for a share of the spoils.

Drifters remain second in the league table and host Risborough this Saturday (2.15pm), while seventh-placed Slough are at Hungerford on February 11.

Phoenix remain second from bottom after a 43-8 defeat away at Tadley. Phoenix host Risborough at Institute Road on February 11.

In the BBO Championship, Farnham Royal suffered a 34-10 defeat away at Berkshire Shire Hall.

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