Enfield Ignatians moved up to sixth in the London Two North East table after they completed a bonus point 43-21 victory against Lowestoft & Yarmouth.
Ignatians blooded three ex-colts in the game, including man of the match Dan McDermott. Tries from Ed Barker (two), Liam Horne, Jordan Wilson, Luke Ellis, Frank Stavrou and Tan Mbonu sealed a comprehensive victory.
Wilson, having already smashed Tom Price’s league points record earlier this year, also overtook the latter's club overall record (160) at London Two level.
Hi 13-point haul, including four conversions, enabled the fly-half to reach the 171 points mark.
After conceding an early try, Ignatians cranked up the pressure and went over four times to lead 26-7 at the break. Although the second-half performance was scrappier in comparison, Ignatians never looked back.
Coach Emile Hertz said: “You’ve always got to make allowances for changes in personnel when assessing the performance. We took our foot off the gas in the second half, but we played some good rugby in parts and I can’t complain.”
Ignatians are again on their travels as they face Chelmsford on Saturday.
For the second consecutive week, Ignatians Twos secured a 25-0 default win. This was after Hemel Hempstead took a leaf out of Hitchin’s book by conceding the fixture. It leaves the Enfield side top of Herts-Middlesex Merit Table Two.
The Fours continue to do well in Herts-Middlesex Merit Table Six but they had to work hard to complete a 33-24 win against Cheshunt Threes.
A hat-trick from Chris Lyons, one try apiece from Steve Renny and James Okoro and eight points from the boot of Xavier Babington secured a hard-fought win.
Ignatians’ Under-17s justified their promotion ambitions after mastering Twickenham 31-11 in Herts-Middlesex U17s Division Four.
The Under-15s have yet to be beaten in Herts-Middlesex Division and they kept their title ambitions alive with a ten-try away thrashing of London Welsh.
James Charles (four), Cairo Sango (three) and Jack Allen (two) and Glory Makabukidi all crossed for the visitors in a ten-try rout which is recorded as 45-0.