Whitchurch 64 Walsall 0

Whitchurch again went try crazy as they crushed Walsall at Edgeley Park to move a commanding 17 points clear at the top of Midlands Two West (North).

With their closest rivals not in action, the relentless Reds made the most of their game in hand with another points fest – the fifth time this season they have topped the 50-point mark.

Their biggest victory of the season lifted the league leaders 17 points ahead of second placed Crewe and Nantwich, and a 22 clear of Spartans in third as they took another step closer to both the league title and promotion back to division one.

The unbeaten hosts ran in 10 scores in their 15th successive league win (21st in all competitions), and will looking to maintain their winning form away at mid-table Tamworth on Saturday.

Wing Tom Skone bagged a brace of tries, as well as kicking six conversions. while there were also two tries and a conversion for centre Mike Gardiner.

After an even first quarter, the Reds showed their confidence to run in three quickfire tries, the first from a well worked move as fly half Ryan Horton fed wing Skone who spun a 25-yard pass to centre Gardiner to cross under the posts, with Skone converting.

Centre Henry Hockenhull then sped his way over the line for a classy individual try as he left the defence in his wake, Skone converting, and fullback Matt Davies then rounded off another free flowing move for a 19-0 lead.

Flanker and skipper Jake Rees added a fourth try after a succession of offloads to leave Whitchurch 26-0 up at half time after Skone had added the conversion.

With a bonus point already in the bag, Whitchurch turned the screw after the break.

They were soon among the tries again as fly half Horton raced over following an incisive move, Skone adding the extras.

No8 Jack Furnival then touched down for a sixth try after Walsall's scrum had been pushed back on their 22 despite having their own put-in, Skone again converting for 40-0 advantage.

With injuries taking their toll on the visitors, Skone then went over in the corner from Horton's crossfield kick following another well worked move.

Winger Ollie Brown then got in on the act with try No8, Skone adding the conversion.

Skone crossed for his second try, before Gardiner completed his brace with a try under the posts which he also converted to wrap up a 64-0 rout.

After heading to mid-table Tamworth on Saturday, Whitchurch then entertain Old Edwardians in the quarter-final of the North Mids Shield the following week.