BANBURY Bulls ran in five tries as they secured a 31-12 bonus-point win at South West 1 East basement boys Salisbury.

The depleted visitors had nine players unavailable or injured, but took an early lead when Felix Marot ran in untouched.

The score was still 5-0 at the break after a poor first half.

Banbury were far more ruthless after the restart and Ed Berridge produced a brilliant solo effort, Ed Phillips converting.

Tom Burman went over following some great footballing skills from Alex Caviezel-Cox and Joe Mills, before Joel Thomas’s converted score secured the bonus point and stretched the lead to 24-0.

Richard Goffin touched down for Salisbury, before Tom Macdonald tip-toed across for another converted Banbury try.

The hosts went over in the final moments, Chris Beaumont taking advantage of a quick penalty and Nick Wootton adding the extras.

Oxford Harlequins beat Beaconsfield 62-48 in an action-packed contest at Horspath Sports Ground.

The visitors scored a converted try on two minutes, before Dan Todd added the two points after Anthony Cope’s try for Quins.

Another converted try put Beaconsfield 14-7 up, but Quins ran in six more tries before the break to gain control.

Tony Turetta crossed three times, with George Amphlett, Matt White and Cope again, three converted by Todd, to make it 43-14.

Cope completed his hat-trick and Adam Broadbent crashed over within 12 minutes of the restart, Todd twice adding the extras.

The away side then crossed twice more, with one converted, to reduce the deficit to 57-26.

Richard Thomas completed the scoring for Quins with his 62nd-minute try, before Beaconsfield touched down four times in the closing stages, with one conversion.