Sutton & Epsom started their London Division One South campaign on a winning note at Twickenham on Saturday - but only just.

The Rugby Lane club, who narrowly missed out on promotion last term, secured a nailbiting 33-31 win at Parkfields - a game the featured tries from Sutton's Frankie Murray and Nate Chapman.

Sutton recruited former England scrum half Paul Hodgson as a player coach over the summer and will be looking to better last season's third place finish.

Twickenham endured a season long battle against the drop last term, but will be bouyed by the start they made to the new campaign at the weekend.

Sutton host Sidcup this weekend while Twickenham host Brighton.