CHIPPING SODBURY are keeping up the pressure on Barton Hill at the top of the Gloucestershire Premier League after recording their ninth league win from ten matches this season.

But Sodbury will certainly have been working on their attitude when ahead in a game after they could easily have given away their 24-17 victory against Hucclecote.

They roared away to a 24-0 half-time lead against the eighth placed visitors who have only had three victories in the campaign so far.

Dan Bradley had a tremendous opening period as he went over for two tries with Ben Pullen and Jack Skelton adding others and securing the bonus point for Sodbury. Jonny Cook was also on target as he converted two of the touchdowns.

But it all went a bit astray after the break as Hucclecote fought back and came to within a converted try of levelling matters only to fall short with Sodbury winning 24-17.

And now the South Gloucestershire outfit will face a considerable challenge when they travel to fourth-placed Longlevens on Saturday with Longlevens looking to bounce back after losing 12-5 at third-placed Cheltenham Saracens on Saturday.

Frampton Cotterell grabbed a fifth league victory of the season with a 17-9 victory over Gloucester Old Boys on Saturday.

Mitch Smith grabbed Frampton’s first try on 20 minutes and that was converted by James Knight. It was 7-0 at half-time before Knight, who was player of the match, extended the lead with a penalty on 50 minutes.

Dec Grimstead gave the Old Boys a mountain to climb as he went over for a try, which Knight converted, to make it 17-0.

But in the last ten minutes, the Old Boys chipped away at the lead but Frampton held on to move into sixth place.

Meanwhile, in Gloucester One, it was a dismal day for North Bristol who went to Dursley and were given a roasting, coming away from the game pointless via a 33-0 defeat.