CLEE Hill rugby club skipper Sam Links says anything is possible in Midlands Four West (North) if his high-scoring side keep crossing the try line with regularity.

With a quarter of the season gone, leaders Rugeley – who were pushing for promotion last year – and second placed, relegated side Willenhall have opened up a little daylight on their pursuers.

The chasing pack includes fourth-placed Clee, who enjoyed a fairly comfortable 38-10 win at home to Aston Old Edwardians at the weekend.

“They’re two really good teams and we’ve played both already,” said the Clee skipper, “I still think they can be beaten though.” On the title, he added: “It’s a possibility, if we keep playing well and scoring tries, I don’t know how many points we’ve scored this season but we’ve scored a lot.”

That run continued at the weekend, with tries from Bryn Rees, Matthew Meredith, Billy Hall and Matthew Bowen securing a bonus point and putting the hosts out of sight before half time. The captain added a second half score before Rees crossed a second time and Richard Wozencroft added four conversions.

Clee visit Barton-under-Needwood on Saturday before a trip into the unknown with an RFU Junior Vase trip to Leicestershire the following week, to take on Midlands Four West (South) counterparts Burbage, who sit joint top of their division after five matches.

Cleobury Mortimer came away scoreless from their Midlands Three West (North) trip to Eccleshall at the weekend, and will hope for a better return on Saturday when they are on the road again, to face fellow mid-table side Edwardians.

Bishops Castle & Onny Valley did Midlands Five West (North) strugglers Church Stretton a favour at the weekend by winning 12-0 at basement side Dixonians, denying the hosts a losing bonus point in the process.

That result meant the losing bonus point banked by second-from-bottom Church Stretton in their 29-24 defeat at home to Chaddesley Corbett was enough to keep them a point off the bottom of the English rugby ladder.

Church Stretton, however, are without any league fixtures this month and could find themselves propping up the league if Dixonians win at Chaddesley in a fortnight’s time.

Victory in their third league outing kept Bishops Castle fifth, 11 points and a mammoth 221 points difference shy of early leaders Warley.

The Shropshire club have two weekends off from league action before they host Stourport on Saturday, November 17.