Hendon secured their highest ever league win with a 97-24 thrashing away at Bank of England in Herts/Middlesex 1.

The win moves Phil Smith’s side to the top of the division with four wins from four at the start of the season.

It took just one minute for the first score of the game to arrive as Billy Burrell went over in the corner after Rossa Dooley had won the line-out.

Chris Kyingi then scored the first of his four tries on the day before Bank responded with a penalty try that was awarded for a high tackle.

Despite being temporarily down to 14, there was no let up from Hendon as Dooley, Kyingi and Dan Watterson piled on the misery for the hosts.

Hendon were restored to 15 with the bonus try already in the bag, and further scores arrived from Will Theaker and Dooley before the break, but the hosts did manage to catch the visitors off guard to take the score to 45-14 at the interval.

The tries continued to rain for Hendon in the second period, with Pavilonis Vytantas adding two early on and Theaker adding his second of the day.

Kyingi was next on the scoresheet, shortly following by TJ O’Sullivan after he broke away from a rolling maul.

Bank pushed over to add an unconverted try but Hendon responded in good time as Kyingi went over once more.

Despite the one-sided nature of the game, the hosts managed a bonus point when a mistake in the Hendon defence allowed their fourth try of the game, but Kyingi and Theaker added the final two tries late on to seal a marvellous 97-24 win.

Hendon now have a two-week break from action, returning on Saturday, October 26 away at local rivals Mill Hill.