FRAMPTON Cotterell are in sixth place in the Gloucester Premier League after securing a bonus point victory in their derby clash with basement side St Mary’s Old Boys on Saturday.

It was Frampton’s first try bonus of the season as man of the match Rhys Jennings crashed over twice for his side in their 22-17 victory.

All of Frampton’s touchdowns were scored by the pack with flanker Jennings’ tries added to by one each from lock Austen Davis and hooker George Frost.

Fly-half Lewis Oakley added a conversion for the visitors as St Mary’s took a losing bonus point for their efforts but, along with Whitehall, are three points away from tenth-placed Cirencester at the bottom of the table.

Chipping Sodbury were facing a tough afternoon at Cheltenham Saracens and came away with a 33-25 defeat.

But it was a nine-try thriller and was Sodbury’s first league defeat of the season. Jon Cook scored early for Sodbury with Dom Pullen dashing over for another which Cook converted.

Dave Guest got another but Cheltenham Saracens had matched the visitors but Sodbury went in 17-14 ahead at the break.

Tom Farthing got another Sodbury touchdown in the second-half but Saracens drew level as the visitors went down to 12 men due to yellow cards but a Saracens try and late penalty denied Sodbury a losing bonus point.