Promotion-chasing Towcestrians stepped up the heat on South West One East leaders Chippenham with a resounding 37-6 victory away at Trowbridge.
Despite early pressure from Towcester, the home side were first on the scoreboard with back-to-back penalties as the visitors took a while to break down the Trowbridge defence.
Eventually, late in the first half, Tows got themselves on the score sheet when winger Pepe Nanci picked up the loose ball and found centre David Williams, who crashed through to score.
James Falvey’s conversion hit the post to leave Tows trailing 6-5 at half-time.
The second half turned into a totally different game as Towcester pounced on numerous Trowbridge errors, the first coming when a defensive mix-up allowed David Devlin-Jones to hack the ball ahead for Matt Bodily to score.
Falvey added the extras before a sustained period of pressure from the home side was thwarted by the well-organised Tows defence, who refused to let Trowbridge back into the game.
A yellow card then saw the hosts down to 14 men and Tows took full advantage of the extra man when Joe Chambers played in Falvey to cross and convert before Craig Holton clinched the bonus-point try.
Falvey also added a penalty while Ben Roe crossed for a sixth and final score to complete a healthy victory.
Elsewhere, Towcester Colts lost by a single point to ONs Colts, 19-18.