Eton Manor made it two games in a row without conceding a point after overcoming local rivals Woodford 33-0n in London 1 North on Saturday.

Tom Christopher, Harry Bone, Aaron Lowe and Kirk Chettleburgh all went over for Manor, while the referee also awarded them a penalty try at the death to wrap things up.

Manor opened the scoring with four minutes on the clock when they recycled the ball after Ollie Waugh was brought down, allowing Christopher to get hold of it and dive between two attempted tackles for the first try, which was converted by Cameron Dutch.

The home side put Woodford back under pressure straight away, keeping them pinned inside their own 22. A late tackle handed Manor a penalty which was kicked to touch by Nick Horton and from the attacking lineout, Manor Chettleburgh and Jake Campey worked the ball out to Bone who sprinted in at the corner to make it 12-0.

Straight from the restart, Manor increased their lead further when Jamie Millais powered forward and fed the supporting Lowe, and he ran in from 25 metres to give his side their third try after just 17 minutes.

Woodford finally managed to record a period of possession but their one-dimensional attack was easily dealt with by a strong Manor defence.

The home side should have further increased their lead before the break, but handling was becoming an issue for both sides as the rain continued to come down and their promising attack broke down due to a knock on.

Dutch was to be denied a try of his own shortly before the whistle when he raced onto a well-weighted cross-field ball and scored in the corner, but the referee deemed that he had been in front of the kicker.

The hosts weren’t able to add to their tally before the break but they needed little of the second half to do so.

Woodford conceded a scrum from the kick off and Manor powered into their 22. The ball was played out to Millais who was stopped on the line, but Chettleburgh was there to ensure the fourth try was scored and increased Manor’s tally to 26-0 with the conversion from Dutch.

The visitors were still maintaining decent spells of possession given the conditions, but the ever-increasing rain was making it difficult for both sides to hang onto the ball for long as the game became increasingly scrappy.

However, it was evident that Manor were going to be the only side that could make the most of their time with the ball, and they duly increased their lead to 33-0 when Manor drove the scrum back and Woodford’s loose head buckled under the pressure, halting Manor’s drive to the line and forcing the referee into awarding a penalty try.

The home side continued to have the upper hand in the closing stages, but a constant concession of penalties was stopping them from building any decent moves.

It mattered little though as Manor saw the game out comfortably to preserve their unbeaten start to the season.

That excellent run will be given it’s sternest test so far this Saturday though, as Manor travel to table-toppers North Walsham