PROMOTED Ellingham & Ringwood maintained their 100 per cent winning record in National Challenge Division One South West with an impressive 34-15 victory over Oakmeadians.

Prior to kick-off, the teams observed a minute’s silence in memory of Joe Geary, one of the club’s founder members who had died the previous day.

Joe had been a great supporter of the club since it was formed in 1966 and had also been heavily involved with Ringwood Cricket Club.

Former Oaks wing three-quarter Kiera Paul-Jones scored two good individual tries as the teams reached the break level at 10-10.

Paul-Jones completed her hat-trick as the Es regained the lead, only for Oaks to again level.

In the final quarter, Ellingham’s fitness showed and scrum-half Charlotte Smith scored two good tries with another coming from wing three-quarter Chloe Barrett.

Centre Megan Bradley kicked the last two conversions to make the final score 34-15.

Ellingham coach Henry Benson said: “This was an important win against one of the stronger teams in the league.

"I was pleased at our patience and the way we kept to our game plan but there’s still a lot to work on to get to the level we’re aiming for."