After a disappointing start to their London 3 North West season last week, Enfield Ignatians got back to their usual selves with a 33-14 win over Kilburn Cosmos at Donkey Lane.

Jake Bates claimed a large chunk of the points for his side with three conversions and a host of penalties, while Lucas Yoxall, Jack O’Toole, Ryan Browne and Liam Dunne crossed to score the tries for Ignatians.

Yoxall’s score was the first of the day for the hosts as he was set up by Bates. The latter regathered his own chip over the top and laid off for the centre to go over, while Bates himself added a penalty shortly after to give his side a healthy 10-0 lead.

Kilburn got back into it almost straight away as their fly-half dummied his way through the defence and past full-back Johnny Dixon before adding the conversion, but a second penalty from Bates soon restored some order for Ignatians who led 13-7 at the break.

Despite some early injuries to Charlie Hoy and Luke Stack in the second half, the points began to flow for Ignatians and they soon had the game out of sight.

O’Toole finished off a neat move with help from Browne and Dom Nott, and Ben Mills played a key role in the third try, passing to Shane Manning who released Browne to cross the line.

After Michael Halls was brought down close to the line, he laid off for Liam Dunne to finish and seal the bonus point, and two conversions from Bates as well as a third penalty of the game finished Kilburn off.

The visitors did manage to add a further seven points at the death. but it was all over by that point and Ignatians comfortably won.

After the game, head coach Manning said: “It was a much better performance than last week [against Old Streetonians] and everyone seems to know their role.

“We played the game in the right areas of the field. Although, there is still lots to improve on and the side are nowhere near where I want them to be.”