With a safe mid-table position secured, Thatcham travelled to Stow on the Wold brimming with confidence, writes Jack Asbery.
And that confidence showed when by half-time Thatcham were already ahead of the hosting side by 26 points, and they went on to win 33-12.
Joe Leadley scored the winning try for the visiting side just five minutes into the second half when Luke Evans made a break from the halfway line, after also scoring in the first half.
Beforehand, tries from Mark Smith, Liam Rowland and Luke Evans kept the possession firmly with Thatcham in the first half.
Stow mounted a counter attack on the visiting side in the second half and 15 minutes in they managed to fight back into Thatcham’s 22 – after the away side cleared the ball – to land their first points.
Then the home side worked their phases and their full back scored from a good line to bring Stow’s tally to 12.
However, it was too late for Stow by this point despite Thatcham’s dip in quality towards the end of the second half.
Thatcham are seventh in the Southern Counties North standings with 56 points, and have three games of this season left.
They next travel to Wallingford on Saturday.