Hemel Hempstead continued their good form by easing past a valiant effort from Welwyn in Counties One Herts Middlesex.

The 36-14 win saw the home side use their powerful forwards and experienced half-back pairing to dominate the game, making it seven wins from the last eight games and keeping them second in the table.

Welwyn on the other hand have now lost three of the last four to drop to fifth.

Hemel were ahead after just four minutes with the conversion being added from the touchline.

Welwyn responded though and enjoyed a good 20-minute spell that hinted at better things.

Fly-half Jamie Hearn added to his conversion with a penalty and it was his kick ahead that brought try number two and a 17-0 lead.

A perfect time to score, or so they say, is on the stroke of half-time and Welwyn managed that after a quick penalty in front of the posts.

Yourgos Alexander fed Drew Le Baigue and he sprinted over from 20 metres with Brendon Marume added the extras.

Joe Brace, Jack Bishop and Henry Slade all came off the bench early in the second period to try and add to the impetus of the score.

However, a recurrence of skipper Josh Milton's knee injury didn't aid their cause and three more tries from the home side wrapped the game up.

Welwyn did at least get one more score to brighten their day, Chris Kemp with the well-taken finish and Will Latham successfully taking over kicking duties.

A week's break now follows with Welwyn hosting fourth-placed Chiswick at Hobbs Way on November 26.

Datchworth put an end to their poor run of results with a thumping 46-0 home success over Enfield Ignatians.

The result, coming on the back of three straight defeats, moves the Men in Green ninth with their beaten visitors down in 11th.

Their first fixture after the gap is away to bottom of the table Hackney.