The Enfield Ignatians Under-16's team wrapped up the Herts-Middlesex Division Five title with a game to spare following a 59-14 demolition of Kilburn Cosmos at Anson Road.

Despite a few early blips - probably down to nerves and over-elaboration more than anything else - they were in the driving seat throughout, and had sealed victory and the bonus point going to half-time after forging a 29-7 lead.

There was no let-up after the break, with the visitors further turning the screw, and, with the points continuing to flow, they underscored their dominance with a nine-try haul, plus six conversions and a penalty.

The victory means the Under-16s have had a flawless campaign to date after claiming maximum points in each of their six wins. They will be hoping to sign off in style against Welwyn on Sunday.

Kevin Linnane, part of the three-man coaching panel which oversees this age group, however, believes that there is still some unfinished business which needs concluding first, before the celebrations begin in earnest.

He said: “It was a great performance and one which has also been founded on some great defence. The players have earned the right to celebrate but they also have the option of putting things on hold until after the Welwyn game.”