Henley Hawks went top of National 2 South on points difference after defeating Taunton, who had a man sent off, 39-7.

Danny Wells kicked an early penalty for Henley, before James Winterbottom marked his return to Dry Leas by scoring their first try after 27 minutes, Wells adding the conversion.

Taunton opened their account when Gary Kingdom took advantage of a loose ball to touch down for Tony Yapp to convert.

With Taunton No 8 Dean Taylor-Menzies in the sin bin, Hawks took advantage to create a try for skipper Tom Allen.

A Wells penalty kept the scoreboard ticking over in the second half, before tries from Andy Newman, Matt Payne and Azavier Andre sealed victory.