Harborough Colts were at home to Hinckley on Saturday knowing that a win would move them closer to league success but it was not to be. From the start Hinckley showed that they really wanted the win and dominated possession although gradually Harborough got back into the game only for a looped pass to be intercepted by Hinckley who scored under the posts although they failed to convert. Harborough then lost a man to the sin bin but remarkably gained the upper hand and Timmy Waterfield broke through for a try converted by Fraser Harrop giving them a 7-5 lead. With the game evenly poised Harborough looked to be in control until defending a line out in their own 22 they failed to control the ball and allowed Hinckley to score a second try which was converted to give Hinckley a 12-7 lead both from Harborough errors. The start of the second half saw Harborough increase their intensity and Edd Marshall rounded off one of his many excellent drives to touch down and bring the scores level. It was not to last however as Harborough failed to clear their lines and Hinckley added 2 further tries with one conversion giving them a 24-12 lead. Harborough did reduce the deficit with a try by Harvey Slade but the 24-17 score line was no less than Hinckley deserved.