BASINGSTOKE RFC made it five wins on the trot in London South West Three after a 48-30 victory over visiting Teddington.

The home side took the lead after 15 minutes, thanks to Guy Pope after a great run from Gareth Cripps-Jones and James Ephraim added the conversion.

The visitors got their first points of the game with a penalty, before Stoke extended their lead 12-3 as Matt Guilfoyle scored.

Teddington replied with a try, but the home side increased their lead further with another converted try this time from Simon Appleby after good work from Dave Lambert.

A second visitor’s penalty cut the lead to seven points, but then Stoke’s Jon Bird scored his first try of the afternoon. The first half scoring was completed by Teddington to make it 24-18 at the break.

After the interval, despite being reduced to 14 men after Steve Hicks was sin binned, the home side extended their lead thanks to a try from James Savine, which was converted by Ephraim.

However, Teddington cut the lead to 31-25, only for Stoke to score a sixth try as Guilfoyle finished a nice team move following a steal by Simon Appleby, just after the hour mark.

Appleby himself added another score and then Chris Dorling went over for his first ever first team try with 10 minutes left.

It was left to the visitors to complete the scoring with an unconverted try.

The victory kept Stoke in fourth place in the table and their next game is a mouth watering Hampshire derby away clash at second place Eastleigh on Saturday.

This game was the second match of a double header of action which started with the Ladies also beating Teddington 15-10 in a league encounter.

Emma Horner and Emily Richardson were their try scorers, with both coming just before the hour mark.