Jan 16 2012 By Tim Street
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TESH Edwards scored four tries as Ruislip played what was described as 'their best rugby of the season' in Saturday's 62-15 hammering of Chingford.
Not to be outdone, Antonio Trofa bagged a hat-trick, while Sam Lunnon chipped in with two tries and Dan Porter grabbed the other.
Joe Matthams completed the rout with 12 points from the boot, moving Ruislip up to seventh in the London One (North) table.
Club senior rugby manager Paul Flynn said: “We played the rugby we have all season and had the bonus point wrapped up by half time.
“However, we are still a young side and rebuilding, so we're not going for promotion until next year. A top six place this season would be a good foundation for that.”
After the game, Ruilsip learned that one of their club stalwarts, former press officer Tony Beadle, had passed away that day following an illness, and a minute's silence will be held at the next home game, in a fortnight's time.
The second XV, meanwhile, holders of the Middlesex Floodlit Cup, scored a last minute try to knock Wasps out of this year's quarter-finals 25-23 on Saturday and book a semi-final against either Harrow or Ickenham.
Elsewhere, in Herts/Middx Two, Uxbridge stayed in contention for promotion with a hard-fought 30-22 derby win at Old Abbotstonians.
But Ickenham slipped back into the bottom two with a 19-5 home defeat to Old Merchant Taylors', a result which saw OMTs stay just ahead of Uxbridge in second place.