Eton Manor moved up to third place in the London One North division after their unbeaten start to the season continued in style with a 39-0 away win over Ruislip.

The Wanstead club were acutely aware of their opponent’s threat after some closely fought battles against Ruislip in recent seasons and having thwarted an early attack, Jamie Connors’ men struck first on the 20 minute mark, when Ollie Waugh drove over the line following a scrum.

That early try gave the visitors confidence and they added another five points on the board soon after. Oscar Townsend crashed his way through a number of tackles before the ball was worked to Misiona Evagelia, who stepped inside the first defender and beat Ruislip’s defence for pace to convert Manor’s second of the game.

But they couldn’t extend their advantage even further, as the usually reliable Cameron Dutch missed his second conversion of the game.

Ruislip looked to get a foothold in the match following the re-start but they would be caught on the counter attack, as Aaron Lowe intercepted the ball inside Manor’s half before racing over after beating the chasing defenders for pace. It proved to be third time lucky for Dutch, who was successful with his conversion to hand Manor a 17-0 lead.

Following such a dominant first half display, the Wanstead club were in a bullish mood and they converted their fourth try on the stroke of half-time, as good work from Waugh and Michael Byrne released Elliot Brown who just managed to slide over the line to hand Manor a commanding 22-0 lead at the break.

The one way traffic continued after the re-start, with Billy Cosma claiming his first try in a Manor shirt and Dutch added another two points to the scoreboard with his second conversion of the game.

Manor weren’t done yet though and there was still time for substitute Rhys Davis-Horne and Harry Davis to add two late tries to hand the Wanstead club a commanding 39-0 win away from home.

Jamie Connors’ side now have a week off, allowing them to prepare for an early season crunch match against high flying Colchester, who, like Manor, are also unbeaten and currently sit in second place in the table.

In the London 3 Essex League, Epping Upper Clapton’s 100% start to the season continued as they made it five wins in a row with a dominant 33-7 away win over Maldon.

But Clapton didn’t have it all their own way and a disappointing first half, where they failed to get on the scoresheet, meant they trailed by seven points at the break.

However, a half-time reshuffle, which saw Ollie Forrest move to scrum half, proved to be decisive as the Clapton man controlled the game with a man-of-the-match performance in the second half.

Clapton’s hopes of forging a way back into the fixture were further boosted when Maldon had a player sent to the sin bin and they made full use of their numerical advantage, with captain Cam Furlong and Dave Allen driving over to hand them the lead for the first time.

Maldon were starting to fall apart and the pressure was showing, as they started to concede a number of penalties, allowing Epping to advance further forward.

It was no surprise, therefore, when Joe Mbu extended Epping’s advantage even further and Lucas Morretta was the next to get his name on the scoresheet when he touched the ball over the line following a period of sustained pressure.

With the bonus point secured, Clapton added further gloss to the score-line late on when Dan Jones latched on to Dale Gardner’s ball forward to slide over.

Jones then dusted himself down to score his fourth successful conversion to hand Epping a dominant win, which keeps them on level points with league leaders Chelmsford.