Enfield Ignatians' disappointing away form continued last weekend after they lost 33-22 to Tabard in London Two North-West at Cobden Hill.

The Blue and Golds have only won once on the road, and despite falling behind to a pushover effort from Tabard, they managed to claw their way back when they elected to not kick a close range penalty.

Their idea paid off as the hosts went down to 14-men as their prop was sin-binned for coming in at the side.

Wes Warren scored Ignatians first try of the day after Luke Stack was stopped by Tabard's defence.

Jake Bates completed the conversion but a minute later, Tabard gained a try after a miss-tackle from Enfield.

Ignatians continued to ramp up their efforts and nearing half time they had managed to trim Tabard's lead to four after Bates converted a penalty.

But the same could not said for the second half were Ignatians were increasingly pinned in their own half due to Tabard's effective kicking game.

With this, the hosts managed to add a further three tries to wrap up the bonus point as they avenged their 13-11 loss in November.

Ignatians scored a second try through Warren once again who did well to run in deep within his own half.

However, after that Tabard's dominance kicked in and the six point lead eventually became a gulf which Ignatians could not bridge.

The Blue and Golds scored a third through winger Cairo Sango in the final minute which was successfully converted by Bates but it was too little too late for a comeback.

Coach Ali Cook said: "Tabard played a very simple but effective game which allowed their fly-half (Jack Reilly) to dictate the game. They used their bulk in the front row to good effect and also had a good lineout. They played simple 'round the corner' rugby'.

"I echo the feelings of captain Keir Bonnar that this was a disappointing effort. When we moved the ball, we made too many handling errors and some of our tackling let us down. Hopefully, the result will provoke a reaction from the players against the leader's Old Haberdashers on Saturday."