Just one game now stands between Newbury Blues and the chance for promotion after they thrashed bottom side Reading 78-5 on Saturday.
Twelve tries helped the Blues demolish their already relegated Berkshire rivals to remain four points clear of Old Patesians with just one league game left this season.
This was Newbury’s fifth win in a row and their 13th in their last 14 matches. Now just Reading Abbey stand in their way of a play-off place when they face each other on April 22.
The Blues were unchallenged by Reading in Saturday’s game and had scored five converted tries in the opening half an hour.
Two each from Rory Jones and Cameron Golby Barr and another from Toby Thorne saw Newbury race away, with Dan Thorne kicking the extras on each occasion.
Golby Barr completed his hat-trick on 36 minutes and Toby Pearce added another on the stroke of half-time, and although neither were converted it gave the Blues a massive 45-point lead at the break.
It didn’t take long for the Blues to pick up where they left off after the restart, and it was Pearce who scored, with Dan Thorne getting the extras.
The tries kept on coming thick and fast and Joe Pigott and Dan Thorne were the next two to add their names to the ever-growing list as they went over within three minutes of each other.
The advantage reached an incredible 71 points just past the hour mark as Alex Millar crashed over the line to score and another successful conversion was added.
A quieter period followed, culminating in Reading finally being able to get something on the board as they got a try with four minutes to go, although the conversion attempt went wide.
But there was still time for Newbury to get one more, with Dylan Stewart diving under the posts for try number 12 and a 78-5 victory.
Maidenhead’s win over Reading Abbey on Saturday means they were officially crowned as the South West 1 East champions, while Abbey were relegated in the process.
Old Patesians recorded a 60-10 win over Witney to ensure the fight for the last top-two spot goes down to the final weekend.