Bedford Athletic 71 Crusaders 7

Playing their second league game in Counties 2 Eastern Counties the second team were awarded a walk over against Crusaders from Norwich who could not field a full complement of 15 players. For the record, a friendly was played resulting in a 71-7 victory for the home side.

In the other match played at Putnoe Wood on Saturday Bedford Blues Athletic colts were just edged out in an East Midlands Cup first-round tie losing 10-7 at home to Bugbrooke.