Fullerians have won promotion to London 2 North West as champions after thrashing Hitchin 51-5 on Saturday to lift the London 3 North West title.

There were a few nerves early on but a well-taken try by wing Tom Williams soon set the tone for a memorable afternoon.

Moments later Ben Meyers – on the opposite wing – scored after the Hitchin defence were sucked in by Fullers’ pressure.

The visitors dominated the scrum, as they have all season, and it was not long until number eight Simon Lye dribbled the ball over from the scrum to score.

Further pressure from the visitors earned a penalty after Hitchin failed to release the player in a tackle. Fly-half Luke Jacobs scored the drop goal, his first of the season, to extend Fullers’ lead to 18-0.

Just before the break Hitchin deservedly got themselves on the scoresheet with a well-taken try from a catch and drive at the lineout.

In the second half Fullerians continued to put pressure on the Hitchin line and were rewarded for their efforts when Tom Williams crashed over for his second.

The away side extended their lead further when Lye controlled the ball at the base of the scrum and the forward pack marched their opponents over the line.

From the Hitchin kick-off hooker Drew Horne took a lovely catch and put replacement Connor Head in space to beat a covering defence and run 50 metres to score with his first touch of the ball.

Fullers ought to have enhanced their lead further still when centre Paul Gooding charged the length of the field only to get held up at the last metre.

His other colleague in the centre, Liam Mann, also lost the ball over the line as he was set to score.

Top scorer and second row then Liam Boyd scored, once again from a simple catch and drive from the line out.

Fullers’ luck was in when a Hitchin pass came back off the post for the ever-present Head to pounce and score his second, rounding off a superb season for Fullers.

Speaking afterwards, head coach Rich Hoskins enthused: “It was a complete performance today with the whole squad contributing to the game.

“It has been a wonderful season with all the guys buying into the squad culture. Well done to them all and it has been a privilege to be part of that.”