SAM Hughes ran in a hat-trick of tries as Minety made it two wins from two in 2019 in Dorset & Wilts One North with a 50-0 thrashing off bottom side Supermarine.

It took the home side just two minutes to register their first try with Chris Rule scoring out wide.

Minety’s second try came in the 11th minute when a chip by Duncan Simpson panicked the defence and Hughes side-stepped his way under the posts.

Gar Garland added the extras and the third try came straight from the re-start as Ben Collins barged over, converted by Garland.

Supermarine belied their lowly position for the remainder of the first half and Minety could not increase their 19-0 lead before the break.

Both teams lost a man to the sin-bin early in the second half, but the home side soon got their fourth bonus-point try as Jack Ward reacted quickest to a loose ball to run in under the posts, with Garland converting.

Jack Howse was next over the whitewash, and Minety ran in three further tries in the final 10 minutes.

Howse’s flick pass to Simpson saw the winger streak clear to run half the length of the pitch and score.

Hughes added Minety’s seventh try, after scything through the defence, with Garland converting.

And Hughes then completed his hat-trick in stoppage time as Garland’s tap penalty on halfway was taken on by Andrew Hibbard, who released the fly-half to beat four defenders and cap an excellent performance.

Elsewhere, Sutton Benger remain without a win since the turn of the year after going down 22-12 at Melksham on Friday night.

Benger started the stronger and Dan Finner offloaded to Jack Horgan to score his first try for the club.

However, Sutton were defending far too close to the breakdown and Melksham capitalised numerous times, one of which led to an unconverted try to level the scores.

Melksham then took the lead via a penalty before Benger missed two kicks themselves to remain 8-5 down at half-time.

The home side made a quick start to the second half and ran in under the posts for a converted try.

Following the early setback, it was all Benger for the next 25 minutes and they got their reward when Ollie Maher’s mazy run led to a converted try under the posts.

Sutton continued to press and a Maher penalty went just wide before Melksham killed off their hopes, racing the length of the pitch for a converted try.

Finally, Calne claimed just a third win of the season with a 36-24 success at home to Pewsey Vale.