Trojans put the disappointment of four London 3 South-West defeats on the bounce behind them with a dominating victory over bottom side Basingstoke.

The game, staged under Stoneham Lane floodlights on Friday evening, saw some good rugby from their Hampshire opponents but ended 43-12 in Trojans’ favour.

The home side were 10-0 up after 15 minutes after Ben Fontaine crossed the line. Toogi Long converted and followed up with a penalty shortly after.

Basingstoke crossed the line, and converted, from a break but Fontaine got over the whitewash once more as he made the most of being fed from a penalty line-out.

Trojans were having the lion’s share of possession but only held a five-point advantage at the break after ’Stoke went over in the corner.

Basingstoke contributed to the game in the second half but Trojans were in control, with Long touching down and converting and prop Marcus Coffin scoring the try of the game from ten metres out.

Long added the extras and then put another seven points on the scoreboard as he followed up his own chip over the defence.

The fly half was worth a man of the match nomination after he completed his hat-trick but that honour went to Coffin who was the pick of some top quality forwards’ play.

New Milton & District RFC must have thought the worst was behind them as they held visitors Weybridge Vandals to just 12-0 at half-time.

However Milton failed to make use of the bitter wind – which was in their favour – after the break and the Londoners rattled in another seven tries to win 53-7.

The home side’s single venture over Weybridge’s try line came from a break by scrum half Chris Conacher, converted by Ryan Morrell.