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Big win for 'Stoke
BASINGSTOKE RFC moved up to third in the London One South table thanks to a 73-0 hammering of visiting Dover at Down Grange on Saturday.
It was a clinical display by ’Stoke, who secured the four-try bonus point with just 28 minutes on the clock and ran in a total of 10 scores.
Winger Gavin Dampies claimed most of the plaudits as he touched down a hat-trick of scores, while Freddie Gleadowe bagged a brace and there were further tries for Karl Buttle, Ash Paterson, Adam Davies, Ryan Davis and Jon Bird.
Basingstoke director of rugby James Croker had nothing but praise for his side, who have now won three games in a row.
“That was a very good performance and the big difference from last week was that we were far more clinical and made the most of our scoring opportunities,” he said. “A clean sheet also meant that we did not go to sleep when Dover put us under pressure, while getting the bonus point early on allowed us to relax.
“We need to carry this performance into next week’s game and keep our momentum going.”
See The Monday Gazette for a full report.