Fresh from their record win against Ruislip last week, Eton Manor continued their excellent London 1 North form with a 29-10 win away at local rivals Woodford.

Manor led 12-7 at the break thanks to tries from Jamie Millais and Carly Buisson as well as a Cameron Dutch conversion.

Further tries after the interval from Ollie Waugh, Ryan Lee and Elliott Brown wrapped up what was eventually a comfortable victory.

Manor opened their account after 23 minutes. Ben Boulton-Smith popped the ball to Dutch who then sent a long pass out to Millais on the wing, and he barged his way through two tackles and beat the covering defenders before scoring in the corner for an unconverted try.

The visitors were now putting Woodford under a lot of pressure and they soon scored again Millais latched onto a long ball forward and played it across the attacking line. It eventually found its way to Buisson who spotted a gap in the Woodford defence and drove over for Manor’s second, which was converted by Dutch.

Woodford finished the opening period with a good spell of possession, aided in particular by Manor conceding too many penalties.

The home side won an attacking line-out eight metres from Manor’s line and were forced to play the ball wide, where their player managed to score in the corner despite the best attempts of Dutch with a covering tackle. With the try converted, Woodford were back to within five points.

It proved to be a good start to the second half for the home side as well as they won a penalty on the 10 metre line when Manor were penalised for going over the top at a ruck.

The long-range attempt was successful, bringing the score to 12-10 in Manor’s favour.

From here, though, the away side kicked on, and once they scored their next try through Waugh, there was no looking back for them.

He broke off the back of a rolling maul and drove forward but was stopped short of the line. Having popped the ball off to Millais, he then regained possession from the offload and crashed over the line to put Manor seven points in front.

The next try was soon forthcoming for Manor when Millais took a quick tap from a penalty and set the ball up for Lee when he was stopped short of the line, who duly went over with 20 minutes of the half gone.

Woodford again had a series of possession but it was dealt with better by the visitors this time as they soaked up all that was thrown at them.

There was even still time for Manor to add some gloss to the end result. Brown seized upon a loose ball and sprinted away from the chasing defenders, running the length of the pitch before going under the posts unopposed. Dutch added the extras to make it a final score of 29-10 for Manor.

The result leaves Manor fourth in the table, a point behind Old Haberdashers and four behind second-placed Colchester.

Woodford, meanwhile, remain second bottom, 10 points adrift of Old Priorians.

Next up for Manor is one of the toughest test of the season as runaway leaders North Walsham visit Nutter Lane.