BASINGSTOKE RFC will be looking to make it five wins on the trot in London Three South West, when Old Tiffinians visit Down Grange.

Stoke are fourth in the table, while the visitors are one place below them, so a close and hard fought game is expected in the cage on Saturday.

This was certainly the case when the sides met earlier in the season, as they dished up a thriller, which Stoke won 43-39, winning the match on the final play of the game.

Dave Lambert scored the final try to complete a superb hat-trick of scores for the winners.

However, it did not start well, as Old Tiffinians took a 10-0 lead. The visitors opened their account with a Ed Mallaby try, which Tom Humberstone converted.

Old Tiffinians replied with two more tries to take a 22-7 lead, but by the break the lead was just three points as captain Rob Northcote and Lambert scored.

Two minutes after restart, Stoke took the lead for the first time as Lambert scored again. A penalty reduced the lead to one point, before a Rob Durham score made it 31-25.

Old Tiffinians scored either side of a Gareth Cripps-Jones try to lead 39-38 in the final five minutes, but Lambert's late score won it.

Looking ahead to the game Stoke captain Northcote said: “A week off will help some of the lads get over niggly little injuries so we can hopefully put a strong team out against Old Tiffinians.

"They will definitely be coming to Down Grange pumped up, as we snatched the win from them on the last play of the game earlier in the season.”