Hitchin made sure the league table didn't lie as they comfortably saw off the challenge of Hampstead.

The basement club in Counties One Herts Middlesex left Old Hale Way on the end of a 41-10 defeat.

The Hedgehogs earned a penalty in front of the sticks after two minutes, Ben Wiggins landing it for the opening three points.

The visitors though were not downhearted and continued to dominate territory, but turnovers and a missed penalty meant they came away with nothing for their pressure.

And it was Hitchin who scored next, a line-out from five metres out shoved over the line to give 18-year-old hooker Ewan Rawlings his first try for the first team.

The conversion hit the post and Hampstead responded three minutes later with a try of their own.

The final word in the half belonged to the home side though as they turned round 13-5 in front, a quickly taken penalty from Ruiri Shanahan sending him surging over the line.

After a scrappy start to the second half, Shanahan provided a moment of individual brilliance for try number three.

Picking from the base of a ruck on halfway, he spotted a gap and lofted the ball over the defence before collecting his kick and bounced off two covering tacklers to score under the posts.

The bonus point fourth try came on 50 minutes, Jaden Elley-Murphy making good yards on the right before play was recycled across to the other flank where Will Evans put James Bolter in.

Hampstead received a yellow card soon after and it allowed Bolter to score his second, using the maul again to great effect.

And it was from another set-piece that Hitchin scored their final try of the match.

With the initial maul repelled, Wiggins found Jack Maydom on a great angled run sending him unopposed between the sticks.

Hampstead did score on the last play to make double figures but the day belonged to Hitchin.

Letchworth were brought back down to earth after their superb outing seven days earlier against Shelford in Regional One South East.

Playing away to Sudbury, they went down 31-13 as they failed to find the same fluidity in their play.

The first quarter didn't suggest this though and although the home side missed a penalty, it was the Legends on the front foot.

It brought a try too, a long pass following a line-out collected by Charlie Parkhouse and he cut through from full back to score, Josh Sharp converting.

Unfortunately, that was the last time Letchworth troubled the whitewash.

Sharp did add a penalty but then a string of infringements allowed the hosts to drive over for their first try.

A long Letchworth miss-pass was then picked off for an easy interception try that briefly gave the home side the lead but a further three points from Sharp meant the visitors turned round 13-12 in front.

They had hoped for more too as Sudbury lost a player to the sin-bin on the stroke of half-time but the second period belonged to the home side.

Parkhouse evened the numbers up when he saw yellow and a now confident home side scored first from a scrum and then a great backs move, giving them a 24-13 lead.

Letchworth were still very much in it but errors and dropped balls meant they didn't score.

Sudbury did though, another interception leaving Letchworth with lessons to learn.