HORSHAM RFC bounced back from defeat last week to pile on the tries, and further misery on lowly Crawley at Coolhurst on Saturday.
The Green and Whites ran in eight tries to coast to a 58-7 win over the league’s basement side, and in the words of coach Nick Stocker it was “a day for the front row” as Giles Barber scored a brace with one each for Rob Grantham-Hill and Neil Holden.
Youngster Sam Bell continued his rapid progression by opening the scoring, there was a first try of the season for Rob Hoskins, while full-back Tom Wright helped himself to two tries of his own.
Horsham crossed the line four times in the first 35 minutes to secure the bonus point nice and early, and three tries in the last 15 minutes swelled the score along with 18 points from the boot of Matt Brown.
Stocker said: “Crawley have had a tough time all season but they’ve picked up some new recruits who have improved their side but from our perspective there was still a job to be done.”
The big win sees Horsham go into the winter break up three places into fourth in London 3 South East. Their next game is on Saturday January 7 away at Eastbourne.