Enfield Ignatians remain in deep trouble in London 2 North West after a heavy 45-15 defeat at home to Belsize Park.

Carl Asare-Anderson scored two tries after the break and Ben Mills added another right at the death, but the leaders proved to have far too much quality and wrapped up the league title with the win.

Belsize showed just why they’re at the summit in the first half, dominating possession and the scoring to take an unassailable 24-0 lead into half-time.

The hosts will rue a number of wasted chances, particularly from attacking scrums, but they did cause the visitors a few problems through breaks from Tom Huckle and Cairo Sango, and Michael Hall was also held up on the line.

Shane Manning’s side played with the slope in the second half and went for broke, but they fell further behind when Belsize once again showed their quality and cut right through the Ignatians defence.

However, they were eventually rewarded for their efforts later on in the half when Asare-Anderson booted the ball forward when he looked to be running out of room on the far touchline, and he raced onto the ball that had invitingly stayed in-field to go over for his side’s first score of the game.

Ignatians went on the attack straight away following the try and a searing attack from Hall, supported by Jack O’Toole, spelled danger for the away side, and although they managed to clear the danger once, Enfield recycled and Asare-Anderson was able to go over again in the corner.

Belsize added two more tries to put the game beyond any doubt and distinguish faint hopes of a remarkable comeback, but Ignatians managed to have the last word when Mills’ produced an arcing run from 10 metres and sliced through the defence in the final minute.

Defeat leaves Ignatians’ fate resting on the season finale against Grasshoppers on Saturday, with a win meaning they do not have to rely on results elsewhere to avoid relegation.