Liam Mann starred for Fullerians as he scored a hat-trick in a comprehensive 35-5 defeat of South Woodham Ferrers.

The Fullers man set the tone early on as he sidestepped a tackle and crossed the whitewash to score a converted try.

Woodham hit straight back, however, and made the most of a Fullers scrum to set up an attacking base and score in the corner to make it 7-5.

Two quick penalties from Dan Evans extended the Fullers lead to 13-5 and their dominance only grew when Woodham saw a man sin-binned.

Myles Toon chased down his own chip through beyond the Woodham defence and to touch down before Evans suffered a rare conversion miss.

Woodham’s discipline was undermining them and a further yellow card gave Mann the space to score again.

He was part of a well-oiled backline which worked the ball well to find space on a number of occasions, most notably when Mann completed his hat-trick.

The hosts had no response for Fullers’ dominance and were comfortably beaten in the end, much to the delight of head coach Rich Hoskins.

He said: “We could have been more clinical in the first half to put the game out of sight by half-time but we made a few errors.

“However, to get a bonus point victory away from home is most satisfying.”