There was to be disappointment for Eton Manor this weekend, as they were condemned to a 29-19 defeat to Colchester in the London One North Division after failing to recover from a slow start.

Two penalties from James Crozier were backed up by a converted try from Sam Easton, meaning Colchester led 13-5 at half-time.

But Manor were to be the architects of their own downfall in the second half, as after getting back on level terms at 20-20, they were docked points for ill-discipline and also saw a man sent to the sin bin in a matter of minutes, as Crozier converted another two penalties to hand Colchester a 26-12 lead.

Manor did claw some points back after scoring a converted try but it proved to be nothing more than a consolation, as Crozier notched another penalty to hand Colchester a 29-12 lead.

The result leaves Eton Manor in fifth place, with fixtures against North Walsham and Saffron Walden remaining.

Chingford recovered from their defeat to league leaders Brentwood in style, as they beat Old Haberdashers 31-25 in the London One North Division.

A double from David Duffus as well as tries from Matt Bhol, Cameron Meakin and Rory Parker were backed up by three conversions from Scott Meakin, to keep Chingford three points off the top with two fixtures remaining.

Meanwhile, in the London 2 North East, it was Woodford who prevailed in the local derby, as they beat Wanstead 19-14 thanks to a late try.

Lastly, it wasn’t a good weekend for Epping Upper Clapton as they were thrashed 45-0 away to Sudbury.

Three first half tries from Sudbury saw them lead 19-0 at the break and despite an even first 30 minutes in the second period, four quick fire tries put Clapton to the sword, as they were downed 45-0. Epping now face a crucial game against Ipswich this weekend, in a match which they must win should they wish to remain in the division.