OLD Halesonians RFC will be looking to regroup after being dealt a 57-10 loss by leaders Burton.

The Derbyshire side ran in nine tries to continue their relentless run toward the Midland One West crown.

Old Hales can take consolation from the fact they picked up two tries thanks to Andy Ford and Richard Taylor, their first scores since returning from a weather enforced two month break.

A run of three straight defeats has seen them slip to tenth in the standings and they will hope to return to winning ways at home this Saturday when they entertain Stoke.

Skipper Chris Wagstaff said there were plenty of plus points to take from the performance, if not the result.

He said: “The game was a lot closer than the scoreline suggests, we were a lot better than when we faced Bournville.

“In the last three weeks we have played the three teams who will finish at the top of the division.

“Now we have games against three teams around us and its vital we get results.

“We have identified these three games as winnable, I think if we win two of them we will be ok.”