READING were able to fill their boots with 14 tries against a game but outclassed Drifters team as they romped to a 94-10 Southern Counties North demolition job.

Towards the end Reading were trying to save time by taking conversions quickly so they might attempt to reach 100 points, although ironically this gave the visitors the time to score a try themselves to complete the day’s scores.

The pattern was set right from the beginning as Reading drove the first scrum. Hooker Steve King looked to have scored but the excellent referee, Julian Rainford, decreed he had been held up. No matter, a line-out drive and maul two minutes later set up a try for Fraser Koefman.

The hosts began to move the ball among the backs, with the speed of Chris Greig and James Mitchell looking particularly threatening.

Good passing down the line still gave Greig work to do, but his elusive footwork took him over for a try, Sam Bowers converting.

Reading continued to dominate and by half-time tries had been scored by Mitchell, after a break by Ryan Smith, and Will Proctor-Searle (two). His first came after good handling in the backs and the second followed an astute kick from fly half Alex Murray-Smith.

Trailing 31-0 at half time Drifters came out strongly in the second half, scoring their first try from a driving maul.

Within just a few minutes, however, they were on the receiving end again.

First, Greig got away for a try in the corner and then fellow speedster Mitchell raced in from distance.

Five minutes later Greig scored again and then Ashley Chapman set off on a long run determined to make the line himself, ignoring all support. His self-confidence was justified as he touched down for the try.

The scores kept coming and Peter Czernuszka marked his return from injury with one, while King deservedly touched down next, followed by a Ben Mitchell try.

Alex Dorliac missed out on a try because of a couple of fumbles, but it was his run and link with James Mitchell that set up the last Reading try for Greig.

Bowers put over 12 conversions in all as Reading – who visit Gosford All Blacks on Saturday – ran up their highest score since they beat Bletchley 100-7 in 2009.

  • BERKSHIRE Shire Hall hammered Harwell 57-14 in the BB&O Championship. They host Faringdon this coming Saturday.