Nuneaton 25 Fylde 10

Nuneaton's four-try bonus point win over mid-table Fylde kept on course their attempt to bounce straight back to National Two, though of their five remaining fixtures only one is at home.

Victory was born of an excellent forward performance. Fyled have a giant pack, the biggest in the division, yet Nuns disrupted them at line-out, scrum and maul, expertly marshalled by diminutive captain Glenn Southwell at No 6.

At the very first minute at the first scrum, a defensive one to Fylde, Nuns dispossesed them and fly-half Gareth Cull created space with a long, floated pass and converted a try by outside centre Phil Reed.

When Cull put a raking 40-yard kick into space near Fylde's line in the 13th minute, visiting fullback Stuart Blackburn hung on and a quick Nuns tap put flanker Ben Toleafoa over.

Mike Scott reduced Fylde's deficit with a penalty but Nuneaton almost scored twice more. The initial award of a rolling maul try was belatedly changed to a scrum on the advice of the touch judge and, on half time, Cull's astute grubber kick towards goal only evaded the eager Reed by rebounding clear from a goalpost.

Cull landed a 53rd-minute penalty then Reed scored his 18th try in 19 games with a 40-yard dash. Fylde winger Nick Royle's breakaway interception try, converted by Scott, was started by a knock-on before Nuns' teenage winger Lee Parry scored his 12th try in 16 appearances.