FIVE tries from record-breaking winger Chris Greig highlighted an excellent all-round Reading performance as they obliterated bottom team Chesham 84-0 in their Southern Counties North clash.

Four Reading tries in the first half were followed by another 10 in the second half against a team whose heads never went down and who came close to scoring themselves just before full-time.

However, the move broke down and Reading raced out with a move which ended with their 14th try. It was that kind of day for the visitors.

Greig’s second try brought his total for the first team to 100 in eight-and-a-half seasons, a feat which no one has done so quickly before for Reading.

In doing so he displayed everything which has brought him his success – a mixture of speed, strength, elusive running and handling skills – with most of his tries coming from distance.

The last Reading player to score five tries in a match was Saturday’s full-back Alex Dorliac, who achieved it when Reading beat Maidenhead 61-5 in December 2013. Dorliac is Reading's top try-scorer ever with 111 in 212 games.

Not far behind in scoring tries was scrum-half Callum Cload, whose four tries brought his total to seven in the last two games.

Cload has an instinct for the try line which helps him to be in position to finish off movements which his initial pass has started and this was evident here as he scored the first try following inter-passing from backs and forwards and the second supporting a run from Greig.

The third try, well-taken by fly half Alex Murray-Smith, followed a driving run by centre George Dear while the fourth followed turnover ball won by an excellent Greig tackle, Stuart Borthwick snatching the try.

In the second half the one-way traffic continued.

Good line-out possession gave Dear a gap to burst through and Greig followed this up with a run from the halfway line for a try.

Next, Reading again recovered opposition ball in their own half and Cload ran the length of the field for the try.

Replacement Will Proctor Searle was the next to touch down followed by Greig racing away for the next two tries within a four-minute spell, the second after a run of 80 yards.

Charlie Davies then ran in a try started from line-out possession in Reading’s 22.

Cload followed this with another try, following a Reading scrum just outside their own 22.

Next, Cload got away from a scrum, chipped ahead and gathered for another long-range try. The final try came after a quickly taken line-out deep in Reading’s half set up Greig for another 70-yard run.

Alex Dorliac converted seven of the tries and mention must be made to an outstanding performance from the pack of forwards who provided the possession and the support for the devastating performance of the backs.

Sixth-placed Reading have a week off before visiting Didcot on Saturday, December 7.