Super Stags in the frame again

Life is really hotting up in the London Three North West. With six matches still in play, Stevenage Town are well in the frame for yet another promotion. Stags trail league leaders Ruislip by four points and second placed Welwyn by a mere two. And promoti

Life is really hotting up in the London Three North West.

With six matches still in play, Stevenage Town are well in the frame for yet another promotion.

Stags trail league leaders Ruislip by four points and second placed Welwyn by a mere two.

And promotion is very much in their own hands as they have to play both of the top two sides.


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Their next league match is a trip to Welwyn on February 17 with the penultimate game of the season away at Ruislip on March 31.

Town's other remaining league away fixture is against Enfield Ignatians on March 3.

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As well as a local derby at North Road against Datchworth this month (February 24), the other sides due to visit the Stags are Hampstead (March 17) and basement side Bank of England in their final league fixture on April 14.

Town's latest success was a 29-18 win over Harpenden at North Road.

They went ahead with a converted try as Ian Crompton made a quick break from a scrum to feed Gareth Roberts.

Harpenden responded but Town went further in front when Iain Penny drove over from a lineout.

It all looked comfortable for Stags when Ben Tranter touched down in open play after receiving a pass from Roberts after half time.

But Stags were made to work hard by Harpenden and were grateful for their fourth try of the afternoon as Crompton broke down the left wing to score.

Gareth Lewis added two conversions and a penalty, while Penny converted one of the other tries.

Leaders Ruislip, beaten just once in 16 league outings this season, marched on.

They won 36-12 at home to Datchworth who remain in seventh after their good early league form in 2007 ended.

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