Stevenage Town scored a huge derby success in Herts Middlesex Merit Table Two - beating Hitchin seconds 65-0.

The home side scored early and kept up the momentum throughout the game, rarely letting Hitchin near their try-line.

Their dominance took them into the break with a solid lead, one they never looked like losing.

Debutant Joseph Osayande was among the try-scorers as was Luke Weynberg, Josh Alderman, Triston Dixon, Evan Hughes, Conor Mitchell, George Turvey and Drew Malins.

It was a bad day for Hitchin's first team too as their good run of form came to a crashing end against Counties One Herts Middlesex title favourites Hemel Hempstead.

The host Camelot side won 55-19, ending the sequence of five straight wins for the Hedgehogs.

Hitchin lost second-row Armel Baufume to concussion early in the first half although they did have one try to celebrate, James Bolter crossing just before the whistle.

However, by that point Hemel had put 36 points on the board.

Will Rooney added a try after the turnaround and Hitchin had a good spell of territory and possession but could not break through the Hemel defence.

Hemel would add two more tries when they went forward before Fred Rooney crossed for the visitors, whose efforts to get a bonus point try failed.

Hitchin are still fifth and go to Old Streetonians on Saturday, the side directly above them in the table.

Champions Letchworth have just one game to go now to make their Regional Two Anglia promotion campaign an invincible one.

But their 20th victory of the season came with one of the smaller winning margins of the year, as they won 31-29 at Stowmarket.

Their final league game is at home to Thurrock on Saturday.