Friday night lights returns to St Albans Rugby Club - with the elder statesmen of the parish ready for a crunch derby clash.

St Albans Vets tackle Verulamians Vets in a 7.30pm kick-off at their Boggymead home although anyone who turns up has been promised a game, as long as they fulfil the criteria of being 35 or over.

Organiser Mick O'Shea said: "The Harpenden Pub Sevens vets' competition proved that there is a ready to go grey market out there so we want to make this a regular occurance.

Old Albanian got back to winning ways in National Two East after a couple of losses, although the 15-3 win at Sevenoaks was not one for the neutral.

It was a dour, attritional contest but but head coach Dan George was still pleased with the victory.

He said: "It was an important win for us if we intend to be in contention for a place in the upper reaches of this league."

OAs played most of the opening 20 minutes inside the hosts' 22 but the first points went via a penalty to Sevenoaks on a rare break up the field.

Andrew Nurse scrubbed out the lead though with some clever footwork and Toby Elliot stretched the lead to 7-3 at the interval.

He kicked the next points as well but at 10-3 up, they weren't exactly comfortable.

They defended well though and when Ash Ilston produced a powerful break, Alex Noot settled the nerves and the direction of the victory.

Harpenden made it two wins in a row in Regional One South East as they beat Medway 22-20 at home.

Max Eke got a hat-trick and Charlie Reynolds-West one, with a conversion kicked by Luke Boynes.

Tabard got their fourth win of the season in Counties Two Herts Middlesex by beating Barnet Elizabethans 12-7 away but St Albans lost 40-24 at home to Wasps.

Verulamians were without a game due to the odd number of teams in Counties Three Herts Middlesex and are now second after Brunel University joined them on five wins from five.