They began with a 16-7 defeat against Portobello, who maintained their 100 per cent record at the top of the table. Scorers for Portobello included Fraser Rutherford (4), Neilson Rutherford (3) and Hadrien Collineau (3). Worthing then collected the two points they needed, completing a 12-10 win against bottom team Ealing. Ealing recovered from 9-6 down to trail 11-10 in the final quarter, but a goal with 52 seconds remaining by Ben Curtis took Worthing clear.
More than 200 miles away at Plymouth, Alex Hall scored five for Castleford in their 13-9 defeat of Bridgefield while Southampton edged out Birmingham 7-6 and then secured a top five place with an 11-9 victory over Castleford.