Belper set for a local derby after a blank first weekend of new year

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BELPER RFC first XV will have to wait another week to return to action after the first scheduled Midlands 3 East (North) league game of 2012 was cancelled last weekend.

The black and whites were due to take on struggling bottom-of-the-table side Nottingham Corsairs at the Strutts but their opponents could not raise a side and Belper received a ‘home walkover’ verdict.

It was a disappointing start to the new year as Belper were looking to record a league ‘double’ having already won 51-0 in their first away game of the campaign back on September 17

That aim can still be achieved this weekend though as Belper face a local derby clash against Amber Valley at Pye Bridge on Saturday.

The black and whites took the spoils from the first game of the season between the sides when they triumphed 37-20 in Belper on October 1.

Amber Valley were thrashed 95-5 at third-placed Ashby last weekend.

Kick-off is 2.15pm.

Results for Saturday, January 7

Ashby 95, Amber Valley 5; Belper HWO Nottingham Boots Corsairs; Dronfield 29, Sleaford 7; Kesteven 20, Mellish 12; Lincoln 32, Grimsby 28; Melbourne 46, Worksop 0.

Fixtures for Saturday, January 14 - Amber Valley v BELPER; (2.15pm) Lincoln v Kesteven; Mellish v Melbourne; Nottingham Boots Corsairs v Dronfield; Sleaford v Grimsby; Worksop v Ashby.

Table (inc. January 7, 2012)

P W D L F A Pts

Dronfield 12 11 0 1 441 134 53

Lincoln 12 9 1 2 365 192 47

Ashby 12 9 1 2 450 155 45

Kesteven 12 8 1 3 344 177 40

Sleaford 12 7 0 5 356 246 36

Melbourne 12 6 0 6 274 201 34

BELPER 12 5 1 6 245 219 26

Grimsby 12 6 0 6 285 299 24

Amber Valley 12 4 0 8 162 451 18

Worksop 12 2 0 10 107 357 12

Mellish 12 2 0 10 122 296 10

Nottm Boots 12 1 0 11 47 471 4