STOW-on-the-Wold Rugby Club gifted Milton Keynes a 26-3 home win in Southern Counties North.

In tricky conditions, the visitors played against the elements in the first-half and impressed up front.

Milton Keynes were put under pressure in the tight but, when ball was won, dropped passes and poor decisions resulted in pressure not being converted.

Stow lost possession under their own posts and the ball went wide for the hosts to score an unconverted try.

The visitors hit back with a well-taken Nick Cafearo penalty but they contributed to their own downfall with missed tackles.

Stow should have used the elements in the second period but could not capitalise on good attacking chances despite the forwards being on top.

Milton Keynes capitalised on a dropped pass in midfield and ran in their second try under the posts, which was converted.

Their full-back then ran 40 metres and quick ball resulted in another converted effort.

Stow put pressure back on but another dropped pass resulted in Milton Keynes' bonus-point try.