WESTCLIFF returned to winning ways in London & SE Premier Division after seeing off Bedford Athletic 17-13 at the Gables.

Third placed Westcliff had gone into the game on the back of two successive defeats.

In London One North, Southend Saxons lost 25-28 at second placed Colchester while unbeaten league leaders Rochford Hundred won 27-19 at Eton Manor.

In London One South, fifth placed Thurrock won 36-24 at Chobham while in London Two North East, South Woodham Ferrers lost 30-29 at home to Romford & Gidea Park and bottom of the table Basildon were beaten 51-14 at Stowmarket.

In London Three Essex, Canvey Island lost 24-15 at home to Ilford Wanderers.