BASINGSTOKE RFC captain Robbie Northcote is looking for his side to make it hat-trick of wins, when they take on London Three South West basement side Bognor on Saturday.

Northcote said: “We are looking forward to playing in front of a good home crowd this weekend and I hope we continue to build on our recent performances.”

Bognor lost their latest outing 19-12 at home to Battersea Ironsides to continue their winless streak this campaign after gaining promotion via the play-offs last term.

The mood in the Stoke is excellent after the side chalked up their second away win on the trot.

This was a 45-21 success at Millbrook to move up to fifth in the table.

The visitors bossed the first 40 minutes and by the end of it had already scored their bonus point try.

It took Stoke four minutes to get on the board as their hat-trick hero in the last game Dave Lambert skipped through the defence to score and Tom Humberstone added the two points.

Just two minutes later, the visitors doubled their tally.

Ed Mallaby took a quick penalty to the corner. The visitors won the line-out thanks to Northcote and he offloaded to Humberstone to score and he also converted.

On the 25 minute mark, a good run from Humberstone passed to Matt Guilfoyle, back in the side after a hamstring injury, and he scored.

Once again Humberstone kicked the extras.

Right on half-time, Stoke made it 28-0 as Guilfoyle scored again, after great team play and Humberside put over the conversion.

After the break, the home side hit back scoring twice in the opening 10 minutes.

Stoke got back on track with another score after 58 minutes.

This was after a loose kick from Millbrook’s number nine was caught by Gareth Kelly and he ran 60 metres and scored in the corner and Humberstone converted for a 35-14 lead.

The home side scored their third try just after the hour, but Stoke replied from a driving maul as Simon Appleby touched down.

Then in the final few minutes of the game, the visitors wrapped up another great away win as Jon Bird went over after great work by Guilfoyle.