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Wimbledon did a real demolition job on bottom-of-the-table O.Colfeians. Their pack, despite being the lightest Dons have fielded all season, produced ample good ball for their free-running backs, who had a field day even after the early loss through injury of influential centre Dan Brown.

OCs got on to the scoreboard first, courtesy of a well-struck penalty by centre Alex Smith, but they failed to bother the scorers again. Dons backs were supplemented throughout the game by their powerful back row of skipper Chris Lewis, Danny Craven and Ollie Rupar, the latter combining well with Brown and Leon Driscoll to create the first try for the winger. The other wing, Pete Scott, got no.2 fifteen minutes in, after breaking clear on his 10m line and outpacing the entire defence. Driscoll added the conversion.

Further tries looked imminent after breaks by Lewis and centre Kua Palakua but good defence by OCs back row kept them out until the last ten minutes of the half, which yielded three good tries, all converted by stand-off Neil Hallett. First Rupar and Lewis combined to put prop Joey Nanai over the line. Then Lewis himself scored after good work by Palakua and Tommy Moore. Finally, fullback Myles Stringer pounced on a Hallett chargedown to bring the half time score to 33-3.

There were ten minutes of sustained Wimbledon pressure after the re-start before a pushover try from a 5m scrum touched down by that man Lewis brought try no.6. The 7th came from a strong run by Luke Redfern and the 8th from Lewis again after breaking three tackles. He scored yet again moments later to round off a flowing backs move.

The last five minutes produced three more tries for Wimbledon: another two for Driscoll the first coming from a particularly strong run from half way and a second for Scott, again showing his electric pace. Hallett rounded off another complete performance by converting all but two of the second half tries.

Next week will be a different proposition altogether, when Wimbledon travel to East Grinstead, where the objective will be to bring to a halt the league leaders unbeaten run.

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