Royal Wootton Bassett extended their lead at the top of the league as they saw off relegation-threatened Chosen Hill Former Pupils with a 54-0 victory.

Chosen Hill kicked off in near-perfect conditions hoping to improve on their woeful 77-0 display in the earlier league clash between the sides.

However, it was Bassett who took the early initiative as a third-minute penalty was kicked to the corner. The lineout saw the ball gathered by Joe Pettit who fed veteran Phil Bardwell who made no mistake touching down.

The Chosen Hill penalty count was allowing Bassett to build constant pressure. In the 14th minute, Floyd released the ball wide to Pettit who scored in the corner. Floyd converted for Bassett to lead 14-0.

Bassett added to their scoreline when Harry Daynes forced his way over following a lineout and maul. Floyd added the conversion and the floodgates looked to have opened.

Immediately after the break a rejuvenated Bassett struck again. Some neat flowing rugby saw the ball fed to Matt Huggins who scored the bonus point try in the corner. Shortly after young Dylan Higginson touched down from the back of a maul after another lineout.

The Gloucester side then had a good spell with plenty of possession, but they never looked as though they would pierce the mean Bassett defence.

Next Huggins again made an excellent break feeding Charlie Hix who raced ahead before being stopped. The ball was fed back to the supporting Huggins who dived over.

In the 24th minute, a Chosen Hill attack near the Bassett line was fumbled. Henry Toomer picked up and his pace took him all the way up the field for the try.

A penalty awarded to Bassett near their own line was quickly taken by Sam Baker and the ball went through several hands as it was carried the length of the field. Pettit was once again on hand to score. Floyd converted with the last kick of the match to bring up 54-0.

Bassett were ultimately comfortable winners and have now extended their lead at the top of the table to thirteen points with a game in hand. They next travel to mid-table Keynsham who have had some recent encouraging results.

Chosen Hill FP have improved since earlier in the season and they may yet escape relegation in an end-of-season dogfight with Swindon and Winscombe to see who joins Devizes in dropping down.