Datchworth came within inches of snatching a draw at home to Tabard but skipper Nick Gudgin was still content with a losing bonus point in the 20-18 defeat.
Hitchin Ladies First XV made it two consecutive wins and climbed to the top the league after a battling 12-0 win over Stockwood Park on Sunday afternoon.
A new-look Datchworth side found London Welsh too tough on the day but will take plenty of promise from the 27-7 loss.
Hitchin Ladies First XV made the perfect start to the new season with a resounding 55-5 win over Hampstead at Hitchin Rugby Club yesterday afternoon.
Hitchin-based rugby league side North Herts Crusaders are gunning for a spot in the code’s prestigious Challenge Cup knock-out tournament after lifting silverware at the weekend.
The wonderful Hitchin Rugby Club is again the host for the eagerly-awaited Hitchin Beer and Cider Festival – which promises to be the biggest and best yet!