STOW-on-the-Wold Rugby Club top Southern Counties North with the only remaining 100 per cent record.

They secured their third straight win and a bonus point with a 37-5 home success over Drifters.

A reshuffled back-line, due to injury and unavailability, did not stop Stow as their forwards kept possession well and made ground.

The early pressure paid off with a George Roddan penalty but Drifters went ahead with a try from their first visit into home territory.

However, after a quick Stow penalty, Chris Poweland was on hand to put them back ahead with a try which Roddan converted.

They then disrupted a Drifters scrum with centre Henry Teare finishing off another converted effort near the posts.

The struggling visitors went further behind after Craig Chapman scored following more forward pressure.

Stow led 22-5 at the break and took time to settle in the second-half before Teare crashed over for his second try to secure the bonus point.

Two more unconverted tries were scored by James Holmes and Poweland.

Meanwhile, Shipston-on-Stour Colts won 12-7 at Stratford in an entertaining derby.

Tough tackling meant clear-cut scoring chances were at a premium.

The first points arrived from the last play of the opening half as Shipston’s Joe Slatter grabbed an unconverted try.

A second-half yellow card for the visitors gave Stratford impetus and they threw the ball wide to level before a fine conversion put them ahead.

With four minutes left, a sin-binning for the Shipston scrum-half seemed to end their chances.

But they rallied and, from the last play, found space for Matt Daniels to go over in the corner with Harry Brendon converting.