DESPITE having to make five changes to last week’s winning side, Canvey Island recorded a second successive victory as they saw off Harlow 36-0. After a tentative start, the Islanders tore in to Harlow and the first try came from a driving maul with Dennis rolling off to score.

Lee Thorne converted and Canvey continued to attack Harlow’s defence despite losing second row Daffyd Gillespie for ten minutes after he was shown a yellow card for not retreating 10 metres from a penalty.

Canvey’s seven man scrum still had the upper hand and were pressurising Harlow who gave away a series of penalties.

Canvey opted to kick the third one after going for a try with the first two and Thorne duly added another three points.

In the second half and, back up to full strength, Canvey kept attacking with Thorne scoring a well worked try which he also converted.

With Canvey now firmly in the driving seat coach Andy Hawes decided to bring some fresh legs on.

These changes made no difference to the pattern of the game and from yet another driving maul flanker Tommi Gillingwater broke off to score.

Thorne added the extras and, moments later, Dennis who had been turning over Harlow ball all game ripped yet another one out of Harlow's maul before making space for flanker Matt Lay.

He charged forward and then off loaded to flanker Jack Gillingwater to score.

Thorne again converted and, not long before the final whistle,Tom Saunders also added his first try in a Canvey shirt.

Thorne kicked the conversion to take his own tally to 16 and club spokesman Joe Lespesh was pleased by the display.

“It was a good all round performance,” said Lespesh.

“With players coming back for next week it will give the coaches some serious thinking to do with their selection.”

Rochford Hundred were also celebrating at the weekend as they made it four wins out of four with a 39-19 victory over Sudbury.

They sit second in the table, behind league leaders Romford and Gidea Park.