After the disappointment of the previous week, our local sides – with the exception of London Irish and Berkshire Shire Hall – all rebounded with excellent wins this week.

None more so than Redingensians Rams. They swept away the disappointment of the previous weekend’s single-point home defeat at the hands of table-toppers Cinderford with a magnificent National Two South win over Tonbridge Juddians down there in deepest Kent.

It’s put them seventh in the table and just a point behind Bury St. Edmunds and Redruth. And, with three-from-bottom and yet-to-win on their travels Broadstreet at home this Saturday offering them the strong chance of another solid victory, they are progressing nicely.

My boys Reading also produced the goods with a spectacular win at Stow-On-The-Wold and which included two tries for prop Billy Woodworth. It certainly makes the long journey home go a lot quicker and, especially with this weekend free, puts them in great mood for the visit of Old Redcliffians on October 21.

Five of Reading’s eight tries came directly from the forwards dominance, and it was good to see a fellow prop, Billy Woodworth, score two of them.

We knew the guys had it in them, and let’s hope this is now the turning point for the team.

Points galore too up there at Rose Hill where Reading Abbey enjoyed the comforts of home by thrashing Slough-based Drifters and which included 17 points from off the boot of wing Diego De Marcilla Bahlsen.

They too take this weekend off as do all the South West League clubs.

London Irish had another great comeback before losing to Leicester. They just need to start better and take more control in the first 40 minutes but, at least, they came away with a losing bonus point.

Hopefully they can start their return to European Challenge Cup action with a victory when they host Edinburgh on Saturday.

And lastly a word for Berkshire Shire Hall, who came close to a first victory before being edged out by Chipping Norton. Fingers crossed they'll get one soon!