STRATFORD RFC chalked up back-to-back victories after beating Berkswell & Balsall 25-21 at Pearcecroft on Saturday.
It was their sixth win in Midlands 1 West this season and consolidates their position in ninth place in the league table.
The Black-and-Whites face a tough test in their final game of 2013 with a trip to fourth-placed Hereford next Saturday.
In Midlands 3 West (South), there were defeats for local sides as Shipston lost 21-14 at Cheltenham North and Southam crashed 50-7 at Upton-on-Severn.
There was a shock result in Midlands 4 West (South) where previously unbeaten leaders Harbury went down 36-20 at league newcomers Barton-under-Needwood. Harbury’s lead at the top has been cut to three points following second-placed Atherstone’s 44-18 win at home to Redditch.
Elsewhere in the division, there were narrow defeats for both Alcester, 17-18 at home to Stoke Old Boys, and Claverdon, 12-13 at home to Coventrians.
In Midlands 5 West (South), Warwickian maintained their promotion challenge with a 24-22 triumph at Birmingham Exiles.
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