Melbourne travelled to Ashbourne and avenged there only defeat so far, though leaving it late. Trailing with 20 to go 3 late Trys sealed a 29-22 victory.
We both went for Dronfield and Matlock wins and were correct.
Dronfield beat Market Rasen 45-26 in a Try bonanza with both sides picking up try Bonus points.
Matlock won at Ashby 38-14.
We both went Long Eaton to beat Lincoln, but Lincoln's strong home form came through with a 17-12 win.
We differed on Ilkeston v Loughborough and Southwell v Newark, Both tight games. Ilkeston edged out Loughborough 22-12 and Newark 22-19 at Southwell. Honours even.
So these results see Ashby confrmed as relegated (and a possibe 5 point deduction to come). The play off place is still up for grabs though between Dronfield and Long Eaton, with Dronfield curently holding an 8 point advantage. They are on 72 points and if they finish 2nd, will almost certainly have to travel for their play off game.
Derby's relegation from Midlands premier has been confirmed so could these Melbourne meet them next year??
Week 21 next week.
Updated 06:55 - 6 Apr 2019 by Andrew Jansen