REDINGENSIANS Rams moved up to third in the National Two South table with a 43-16 home win over Clifton at Old Bath Road.

Two early penalties put Clifton ahead and they extended their lead when playmaker Chris Levesley put Ian Clark over for a try.

Rams regrouped and scored their first points of the day when Ollie Cole touched down in the corner.

The home side quickly built on that momentum with Jordan Souter and then Tom Vooght scoring further tries to put them 19-11 up at half time.

Clifton started the second period as they had the first, Dan Wells offloading to Levesley who was denied by a brilliant try-saving tackle by Conor Corrigan.

Yet the visitors would not be denied as a strong forwards move from the next phase finally brought another try to leave them trailing 19-16.

Rams, though, pulled away again with a Josh Sunley touchdown and they soon hit top gear by adding another three tries to take their tally to seven for the day.

They were awarded a penalty try after a 30-yard drive from the forwards was illegally halted by Clifton.

Then Jamar Richardson shrugged off a string of tackles from 40 yards out before sending Vooght over the line.

After watching Rams cross their line again, Clifton finished strongly, but were denied a try at the death when they were held up by the Rams’ defence.

The five-point victory leaves Rams third in the table at the halfway stage and they will fancy their chances of another win this Saturday when they travel to London Irish Wild Geese (2pm).