REDINGENSIANS Rams made it back-to-back National Two South bonus-point victories with a 47-19 thumping of lowly Broadstreet at Old Bath Road on Saturday.

Things started bizarrely for the hosts as they lost replacement scrum half Ollie Cole to injury in the warm-up, with veteran Rams player and Maiden Erlegh PE teacher Jez Flynn taking his spot on the bench.

However, when play began, Rams wasted little time in moving in front, their forwards’ power on show as Ben Henderson went over at the back of a maul. Tom Humberstone converted to make it 7-0.

He then inexplicably missed a straight-forward penalty, and after Craig Nightingale was sin-binned for an illegal tackle, the visitors hit back with an Andy Murray try.

Broadstreet continued to pressure Rams, even when the home side were back to a full complement, but right at the end of the half, Rams grabbed their second try when man-of-the-match Matt Weller powered over to make it 12-5 at the break.

A fifth penalty try of the season followed early in the second half for Gensians, with Lewis Snowden yellow carded.

Yet the Birmingham-based side battled on and grabbed a second score through Nick Thatcher, only for Greg Illingworth to touch down behind another powerful scrum on 58 minutes.

Conor Eastgate finished off a fine team move to cut the gap to 26-19, but it was Rams who pulled away in the final quarter.

A second try from Henderson and another from Illingworth – both converted by Humberstone – saw Rams pull 40-19 ahead, and they rounded off the scoring when Ollie Foxley dotted down, Humberstone again adding the extras.

Flynn was given a brief cameo to a rapturous ovation, although he was unable to add to his club record 101 tries.

Redingensians will look to make it a hat-trick of victories at home to winless and second-bottom Old Redcliffians this coming Saturday (3pm).