Eton Manor made it three wins on the bounce, as they continued their unbeaten start to the London One North Division with a 31-12 win over Sudbury.

Tries from Michael Byrne, Elliott Brown, Cameron Dutch and Nick Horton were enough to secure the win, moving the Wanstead club up to third place in the table.

In what proved to be an excellent first half for Manor, Byrne got the ball rolling when he broke clear to power over the line, before Dutch added the extras thanks to a successful conversion to hand the side a 7-0 lead.

The Wanstead side’s dominance continued and after Misiona Evagelia had come close to driving over the line, Brown would extend their advantage when he picked up the ball following good interplay involving Horton and Byrne, before racing into the corner. Dutch was successful with his resultant conversion to ensure another seven points were added to the board.

Manor were enjoying themselves by this point and they converted their third try of the afternoon five minutes later through Dutch, whose excellent dummy left the Sudbury defence for dead and he accelerated over the line to further increase the side’s advantage.

Having scored Manor’s third try of the afternoon, Dutch dusted himself down to add a further two points thanks to another successful conversion to make it 21-0 in the Wanstead club’s favour.

The one-sided affair continued and there was still time for the hosts to further increase their advantage through Horton, to hand Jamie Connors’ men a 26-0 lead at the break.

Manor’s dominance continued following the restart and Brown notched his second try of the afternoon when he sprinted away from Sudbury’s defence, having picked the ball up from Rob Falls, before racing over.

After such a confident display, ill-disciplined threatened to mar Manor’s performance in the final ten minutes when Ollie Waugh and Brown were both sent to the sin bin, allowing Sudbury to register their first converted try of the game.

Substitute Rhys Davis-Horne became the third player from the Wanstead club to enter the sin bin in the final few minutes, meaning Manor would end the game with just 12 men, and Sudbury made their numerical advantage count when they converted their second try late on.

However, despite that late ill-discipline, Manor had done most of the hard work and they picked up their third straight win after running out 31-12 winners.

Meanwhile, Epping Upper Clapton’s 100% start to the London 3 Essex League season continued with a hard fought 20-12 win over Barking on home soil.

The first half would belong to Epping and they took the lead thanks to Jordan Watson’s try, which was backed up by a conversion as well as a penalty from Dan Jones.

Visitors Barking responded by registering their first try of the afternoon soon after, but Joe Mbu ensured Epping would increase their advantage before the break when he finished off a fine run to race over.

The reliable Jones then added his second conversion to ensure Epping took a dominant 17-5 lead into the interval.

Following a difficult first half, Barking managed to get more of a foothold in the game and they closed the gap by registering their second try of the afternoon after the break.

But Epping never really looked in danger and they wrapped up the victory when Jones notched his second penalty, meaning that Clapton are yet to drop any points so far.