Leaders Witney crushed Swindon 48-10 after a fine second-half display in Southern Counties North.

Swindon reduced the arrears to 12-10 on 50 minutes, but Witney ran in five unanswered tries to romp home.

Wing James Monks bagged Witney’s first try after being set up by Carl Strutt and Henry Lamb.

Swindon were unluckily denied a try from a rolling maul when the referee was unsighted.

James Lamb, who moved to fly half after his brother Henry had gone off injured, ran in try No 2 after the break, which replacement Ed Mitchem converted.

Having already scored a penalty, a converted try put Swindon right back in the match.

Witney scored again through Monks and Mitchem converted.

Prop Alan Richens charged over for try No 3 following Mitchem’s break, then wing Lewis Collins added a fourth.

Back-row forwards Wayne Caffekey and Tim Muller completed the rout, with Mitchem slotting four more conversions and a penalty.

Grove kept in the promotion hunt with a 23-13 win at Beaconsfield.

The biggest talking point of the first half was a 20-man brawl following an altercation between Grove flanker Guy Nicholl and home lock Dave Parkes at the front of a line-out.

Nicholl, Grove prop Terry Eltham and Beaconsfield front-rower Wai Kwong Lin were sin-binned.

Centre Ed Haslett put Beaconsfield ahead with a penalty and later added a second.

Grove fly half Roger Sevier reduced the arrears with a penalty and equalised after the break.

Nicholl slipped the ball to centre Nick Sevier, whose try gave Grove the lead, Roger Sevier converting.

His second conversion, after Nicholl’s try, made it 20-6, and his successful penalty completed a 100 per cent afternoon with the boot.

Beaconsfield garbbed a consolation try when prop Kwong Lin forced his way over and Haslett converted.

Bicester’s woes continued with a 34-5 defeat at Windsor despite a gutsy performance.

Tries from Taks Zwandwere, Owen Oxlade (2), James Driscoll, plus conversions from Andy Van Terheyden (2) and Zwandwere put Windsor 26-0 ahead.

Bicester replied when prop James Davies stretched over after good work from lock Will Clayton, scrum half Craig Smith and full back Chad Ward.

A Van Terheyden penalty and a try from Neal Kennedy wrapped up Windsor’s win.

Chipping Norton lost 22-15 at Slough.