So week 11 saw Melbourne secure a bonus point win in the cold wind and rain at Ashby. resolute defence including a Rugby League formation of 12 for part of the second half.
The other results
Ashbourne v Newark - Postponed
Dronfield v Matlock postponed
Ilkeston picked up their 3rd draw of the season 12 -12 with Market Rasen
Southwell beat high flying Long Eaton 9-7 for their first win of the season.
Lincoln's home form again prevailed with a 24-22 over Loughborough who cannot win away.
Melbourne are sitting 13 points clear now, but Ashbourne could reduce that with their game in hand. The middle of the table is still tight with lots to play for. Southwell will be buoyed by their win, but are still 10 points adrift.
A couple of weeks off now before the next round on 5th January
Updated 10:49 - 2 Jan 2019 by Andrew Jansen