Letchworth’s good run of form came to a grinding halt as they crashed to a 46-13 defeat at Shelford in Regional One South East.

There was parity with the hosts until about the 50th minute of Saturday's game against the Cambridgeshire side but then the wheels came off as Letchworth leaked five tries in the last third of the game.

Playing with a strong breeze, Letchworth had more of the contest for the first 40 minutes.

The Legends took an early lead with a Josh Sharp kick from a scrum penalty, and then from a lineout close on the Shelford line Tom Lewis drove on and hooker Tim Hughes was on hand to touch down .

Shelford had a good spell and a quick blindside move saw centre Tom James go over, before another good blindside move saw the visitors score another try to make it level as the conversion was missed.

But Letchworth got their noses in front again just before the interval when Sharp dropped a goal to put his side 13-10 in front.

The second half was a different story though, as the home side completely dominated.

They tied the scores with a penalty and after that Legends could not escape from their own 22, let alone their half, and the whitewash was to be untroubled for the home side for the next 40 minutes.

First, their elusive winger ghosted through and there then followed a series of scores that the Letchworth defence would prefer to forget.