Enfield Ignatians have embraced the latest adapted form of rugby with enthusiasm and, following their close shave against Finchley, they recorded a further victory with a 40-10 drubbing of Kilburn Cosmos at Donkey Lane.

There was also another more poignant reason for delivering a good performance, following the untimely death of club stalwart, Chris Gill, and they didn’t disappoint after observing a minute’s silence in his memory.

Kilburn travelled with a big squad, and no shortage of physicality. However, they struggled to match Ignatians at the breakdown and in the lineout, and with the opposition denied an attacking platform, the blue and golds filled their boots.

After absorbing the visitors’ pressure, Ignatians rebounded with a vengeance and, at the half-way stage, they had scooted 26-0 clear following tries from Man of the Match Charlie Hoy, Johnny Dixon, Alberto di Dio, and Ryan Browne, plus three conversions from Jake Bates.

There was no let-up in the third quarter after fine individual scores from Leighton Ball and Euan Renny, both of which were converted by Paul Duke, as the hosts stretched 40-0 clear.

Ignatians did eventually drop off the pace and a spirited Kilburn Cosmos claimed two close range scores either side of the third quarter which was a just reward for their never say die attitude.

Captain Jake Bates said: “It was good in parts although we did drop off in the final quarter. Our aim was to wear the opposition down and in that respect we succeeded.”

Ignatians play their final game, under the current adapted laws in which there are no scrums or mauls, on Saturday, May 15 when they face Hendon away from Donkey Lane.