Wellingborough have reached the last 16 of the National Colts Cup after a hard-fought 15-5 win at Lichfield.
The match was tied at 5-5 for a long time but the youngsters from Cut Throat Lane had enough to force their way past their opponents.
Aiden McAvoy got the decisive score for Wellingborough with a try, conversion and penalty from Ryan Mackie making the sure they secured their progress.
They now face a clash with North Shields-based side Percy Park in the next round.
It was a good day all round for the club as the first-team also won.
Their victory over old rivals Oadby Wyggestonians not only boosted their hopes of survival in Midlands Two East (South) but, with Bugbrooke losing, actually lifted them off the foot of the table.
They ran out 10-0 winners thanks to a late Steven Gall try which was converted by Pete Vickers who had already kicked a first-half penalty.
It gave them a welcome four points and also stopped their relegation rivals from collecting a losing bonus point.
Kettering’s hopes of closing the gap between the top and bottom halves of Midlands One East were thwarted as they returned from Paviors on the back of a 30-11 loss.
The battle at the top of Midlands Three South (East) is getting tighter and tighter.
Stamford are back on top having inflicted 33-20 defeat on previous table-toppers Rugby St Andrews.
That allowed Stewarts & Lloyds and Rushden & Higham to maintain their promotion pushes.
S&L look in the better place at the moment sitting four points off top following their 28-5 victory over county rivals Casuals.
Rushden are a further six points behind, with a game in hand, having seen off Queens 38-5.
However, their attention will next week turned back to the Senior Vase as they take on Old Leamingtonians in the Midlands semi-final.
In Midlands Four East (South) both Oundle and Corby suffered losses.
The latter went down 36-15 despite a creditable performance against St Neots.
Oundle’s lingering hopes of promotion have perhaps now gone as they narrowly missed out 31-26 to second-placed St Ives.