MARLBOROUGH won the Regional Two South Central title with an emphatic 79-0 victory over bottom side, Buckingham on the Common on Saturday.

Facing a winless Buckingham team, the result was almost a foregone conclusion for a Wiltshire side which had won all 17 previous games.

The Black and Ambers crossed five times in the first half to land the one point they required to finish top and gain promotion to the highest level they had ever played at.

Marlborough did not let up after the break either, scoring eight more tries to record their largest margin of victory all season.

The first points of the afternoon belonged to Loketi Manu, who crashed through a tackle to dot down. Further tries from Akariva Seruvati and Harry Webster soon followed, and the moment the supporters had been waiting for occurred midway through the opening period.

Jack Lynd bowled over the line to bag the try-scoring bonus point – thus cementing Marlborough as league champions with over 50 minutes still to play.

The first half was finished off by Seruvati’s second strike of the afternoon.

Lynd, Manu, and Will Reeve all notched braces throughout the subsequent 40 minutes, while Seruvati completed his hat-trick for try number 24 of the season – he is now the eighth highest try scorer in the country as a result.

James Clancy was given plenty of kicking practice in the remaining minutes due to scores for Ash Horner, Ben Fulton, and Solomone Aniseko as Marlborough racked up further points.

Marlborough’s dream day was only marred by an unwelcome incident which saw captain Ollie Spanswick sent off five minutes from time. A late change of direction from Buckingham’s inside centre caused Spanswick’s tackle to ride up higher than he would have liked, and he made contact with the player’s head.

Despite the moment of ill-discipline, Marlborough did not have to wait long for the final whistle – the moment which marked scenes of celebration on the Common.

Elsewhere in the division, Devizes lost 46-27 at home to second place Stow-on-the-Wold while Swindon fell 27-20 in their Wiltshire derby with Salisbury.

In Regional Two Severn, Chippenham thumped bottom side Frome 40-7 at Allington Fields.

Royal Wootton Bassett lost 22-19 at home to Camberley in Regional One South Central.