BASINGSTOKE RFC Academy won at Petersfield 26-0 with all the points coming after the break.

A quick start saw Stoke straight on the front foot, pressing Petersfield with some excellent phases of play, fly half Joseph Campbell began to stamp his authority on the game, using the centre pairing of Alfie Rowley and Matthew Mairs to good effect.

The visitors pushed Petersfield back, this pressure forced a Stoke line out on the Petersfield five metre line.

Hooker Taylor Stranney with a super throw to skipper Patrick Stranks led a great maul from the forwards which No 8 Ben Connor took at the back, spotting a gap in the Petersfield line he went over for the first score.

Joseph Campbell slotted a great conversion and Stoke took the lead, 7-0.

From the kick-off Stoke piled on the pressure, forwards now upping their work rate to secure some great platform for the backs.

A series of phases, changes in points of attack and some great hands saw Ben Connor break on the left hand side, drawing in a couple of defenders before releasing prop Adam Richards out on the left who stormed in from the Petersfield 22, shaking off a couple of tries and finishing off in the corner. Campbell again slotted the extras taking the score to 14-0.

Petersfield struggled for any sort of possession as Stoke repeatedly pushed them in all areas of the pitch, the pressure told as Petersfield gave away a penalty on their 22, Campbell kicked for the line out.

A set piece followed which was worthy of the Barbarians as hooker Stranney threw a deceptive lineout to Stranks who offloaded to Stranney, from there to scrum half Paterson.

He fed Campbell, who in turn fed Matthew Mairs and thence an inside pop to Alfie Rowley who fired a 20 metre pass to winger Dan Mairs who crashed over the line for a superb team try.

The ball moving from the line out to the far left try line in a matter of seconds, Campbell again slotted the extras for a 21-0 lead.

Going in search of a fourth score, helped by a rock solid scrum and line out, Stoke again forced Petersfield back, phase after phase dragging the home team's defence everywhere as Stoke pressed.

It was not long before a great line break from Ollie Rampton was picked up by Ben Connor, who offloaded to Alfie Rowley, drawing in the Petersfield defence perfectly before a quick pop to full back Brad Titcombe who crossed the line for Stoke's fourth try, Campbell narrowly missing the conversion.

Academy head coach Steve Parker said: “It was like Jekyll and Hyde out there today, the first half we were lazy, we allowed Petersfield to spoil and disrupt.

"It’s been a few weeks since we’ve played and that showed in our lack of intensity and game sense. We had a few words at half time which the lads took on board and in the second half played some fantastic rugby."

Next up for the Academy is a Hampshire Division One top of the table clash away at Alton on Sunday.

The Academy is open to all boys in School Years 12 and 13 (under-17, under-18). Training takes place Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7.30pm to 9pm and on Sundays from midday until 2pm.