BASINGSTOKE RFC made it 15 wins out of 15, as they crushed visiting Gosport and Fareham seconds 65-0.

Stoke made a number of changes to the line up for the game. Carl Hayward making his first start of the season came in on the wing, Alfie Rowley making his debut at 13, Kofi Butcher returning at 12, Sam Goddard partnering Tom Johnson in the second row and Rhyan Harmon-Scott started at hooker and captain in place of Jon Bird.

The skipper moved to the replacements bench with Jordan Plenderleith and Sean McDermott, both who had impressed for the Dragons.

Stoke started the match playing into the wind and up the slope, but still managed to build some early pressure with winger Michael West scoring in the corner to give Basingstoke a 5-0 lead after three minutes, it did not take long before Kofi Butcher crossed the white wash to make the score 10-0.

The home side were not going to have it all their own way, Gosport made Basingstoke work hard before West scored his second of the game, which was converted by Kurtis Eagle.

Guy Pope, making some industrious runs, enable Basingstoke to build more pressure within the forward and Stoke’s next try came from fly half Eagle who also managed to add the further two points with the conversion.

Hayward finished the first half scoring by adding another try to make it 29-0.

Gosport despite sitting bottom of the league were not prepared to give up, they battled hard in the second half, although they did not threaten Basingstoke 22, they scrapped hard to keep the score line down.

Jordan Plenderleith got the first try of the second half, which Eagle converted, and then was followed up by try from head coach Simon Appleby, again Eagle adding a further two points.

The match then saw Dave Rees score two tries, with James Savine, playing at full back today, get Basingstoke 10th try of the game.

Hayward finished the match with his second, which Eagle converted to take the final score to 65-0.

Basingstoke have no fixture this weekend ahead of a tough away fixture to Fordingbridge on February 9.

Both sides like to play expansive rugby, so fingers crossed for some good weather.

Basingstoke Dragons were looking to make it three wins on the bounce when they came up against Nomads away. The Dragons were missing five players from the previous two wins who had been promoted to the first XV.

Despite the new line up Basingstoke managed to take the lead. However, Nomads soon fought back to stretch out to 20-7 lead, which Basingstoke could not get themselves back into the game. The final score saw Nomads win 39-12.