THERE is no stopping Bancroft at present.

The Buckhurst Way outfit are charging towards the promotion play-offs thanks to an incredible run of results, the latest of which was a brutal dismantling of Thames on Saturday.

The Bs extended their winning streak to ten games with a crushing 78-7 victory over the Essex One strugglers.

The huge winning margin was the team’s second-biggest of the season, following the 84-3 scoreline against Maldon in the third match of the campaign.

The game looked a cakewalk on paper, and it proved to be just that on the pitch as Bancroft scored more points than there were minutes on the clock in the first half.

Tom Farrow was the heaviest scorer, notching 28 points on his own. His early brace of tries was matched by Pete Robinson, while a further four scores brought the score to 52-0 at the break.

Thames briefly threatened to trouble the visitors as they rumbled over the line for their first points, but the comeback was short-lived as Bs skipper Matt Barrett thundered over the line.

Three more tries followed to pile on the humiliation for Thames, although the points difference could yet prove crucial, with Bancroft chomping at the heels of leaders Campion.

Meanwhile, Chingford suffered a disappointing 24-7 defeat at the hands of Harpenden in their London One North clash on Saturday.

In the same division, Woodford’s match with Rochford was postponed due to the weather.

Eton Manor and Wanstead were without games at the weekend.

Elsewhere, Loughton took the game to Essex Two leaders Pegasus Palmerians but eventually came up short, going down 38-14 at their Hornbeam Road ground.

Loughton did well to soak up some early pressure but they conceded the first try on 20 minutes to Palmerians’ nippy winger.

The hosts struck back however, as Duncan Kaye converted a try from Ricardo to put them two points ahead.

The visitors responded with another try and, when Dave Jones was sent to the sin bin, added to their total before the break. Two more scores followed to put the game out of Loughton’s reach, although Ricardo did manage a consolation with another try.

Ongar did not play.