ANDOVER RFC had a game to quickly forget as the Oakwood side turned in a lethargic performance saw them go down heavily at Old Tiffs 60-24.

Andover arrived late for the game after another long journey to west London and frankly barely got out of the bus for the first twenty minutes as a quick and incisive home team tore into them.

two tries down after 15 minutes Andover pulled one back through Tom Waite after good interplay between him and James Smith at a lineout.

An out of sorts Andover were soon further behind from a penalty and try before Dave Catt scored a second for the All Blacks from a Charlie Waite cross kick.

For a period Andover suddenly looked like they’d got into the game, but the hard work was soon undone as the Andover defence almost handed Tiffs further scores.

The second half did not bring a change of fortune to begin with as the home side scored again but then Andover had another purple patch.

The forwards began to dominate possession and after Alex Arter went close Simon Preece completed a push over try.

Moments later after more good pressure Charlie Waite finished neatly, but the referee awarded penalty try anyway and Andover were back in it.

They poured forwards and went close but when Dave Catt sustained a nasty injury when almost in again the writing was on the wall.

Tiffs had weathered the storm and for the last fifteen minutes it was all them.

Their pacey full back ripped a poor Andover defence apart and three more unanswered tries followed before the referee mercifully blew for full time.

Afterwards Director of rugby Andy Waite said ‘ No excuses this was a very poor performance from almost the same set of players who’ve just won four in a row. I think they’ve put in an awful lot recently and having officially avoided relegation, they relaxed a little too much and just couldn’t get any momentum. One to forget I think.’