In tonight's rugby, Plymouth Albion tasted defeat after conceding a try in the final minute of their match against London Scottish at Brickfields.
But there was better news for the Cornish Pirates who beat Moseley 28-13, with Tom Riley crossing the line twice.
In the Premiership, the Exeter Chiefs lost 12-9 at home to Leicester Tigers.
A try-less contest was won by four Toby Flood kicks. Gareth Steenson kicked three penalties for the hosts, and he had an opportunity to snatch a draw in the last minute, but his kick fell just short of the posts.
In the Championship, Plymouth Albion won 16-9 at London Scottish. Aaron Carpenter scored the only try of the match in the first half, with the rest of Albion's points coming from the boot of Declan Cusack.
The Cornish Pirates' match at Rotherham Titans was called off because of snow.
Saracens 31 - 11 Exeter Chiefs
Plymouth Albion 27 - 28 Bedford
Plymouth Albion lost at Rotherham in the Championship, but picked up two bonus points.
Sam Hocking scored two tries, with Ruairi Cushion and Rhodri McAtee also crossing the line.
The two teams were level until the last minute. But Garry Law kicked a last minute penalty to win the game for the hosts.
Plymouth Albion lost at home to fellow Championship strugglers Moseley, despite leading by two Paul Roberts' penalties.
The visitors scored two kicks of their own in the last five minutes of the match to win the game.
The cross-Tamar rugby derby between Plymouth Albion and the Cornish Pirates at Brickfields saw the visitors complete a season double over their hosts in foul conditions.
Matthias Kurth's report also features an interview with Pirates' captain Gavin Cattle:
In rugby's Championship tonight, Plymouth Albion have lost at Newcastle.
Albion were beaten 31-15 by the league leaders despite tries from Aaron Carpenter and Henry Slade.
Bristol won the West Country derby in torrential rain at Brickfields.
George Watkins and Redford Pennycook crossed the line for the visitors either side of half-time, sealing a first away victory since early September.
Albion scored a consolation try through Rhodri McAtee in the final minute.
Plymouth Albion play London Scottish tonight at Brickfields. A win would push Albion into the top four of the Championship and keep them on course for an end of season play-off spot.
And as Jeff Welch reports, Plymouth's fortunes seem to be on the up at the moment after a traumatic time in the club's history:
In rugby, Plymouth Albion are in action tonight, hosting London Scottish at Brickfields. A win would push Albion into the top four of the Championship and keep them on course for an end of season play-off spot.