Streatham-Croydon head coach Jeff Greenleaf called his team’s demolition of Law Society in Surrey Division Two “the best performance of the season so far”.
A brace of tries from Walter Pretorious, as well as scores from skipper Garvin Toussaint, Kai Cassemis, Aaron Brown and Maika Baleilovu, as well as six points off the boot of Seb Russell-Sharam, saw Streatham run out 36-7 victors in the Surrey Division Two clash.
However, there was bad news when outside centre Andreas Kenny sustained a broken leg and was stretchered off to hospital – he will miss the rest of the season.
But Greenleaf, pictured, was taking the positives out of the game, especially ahead of a big test in the Junior Vase at Farnham this weekend.
“We were brilliant. They are a pretty good side but we played the best we have done all season,” he said.
“It’s the first time this season that everything has come together for 80 minutes. Normally we play in fits and starts, but this time it was tremendous.
“Their score came from an interception inside their own 22 and a breakaway try. For us, we should have had more points.”
Streatham are now third in the table – seven points off Chipstead in top spot – and they host Bec Old Boys on December 8, a side just three points below them in fifth.
Greenleaf said: “This league is so tight, there is only a matter of points between the top four or five. And Chipstead have not won as many bonus points as some of the others. But we’re not even half way through the season yet.”
He added: “But we have the Junior Vase this weekend against the top side in Division One, and it will give us an excellent marker for how we would fare should we win promotion.”
On his injured outside centre, Greenleaf said: “Andreas was unlucky, it was a total accident but it will most likely be the end of his season. It’s disappointing for him.”