WINCHESTER took a big step towards a serious promotion push in London 2 South-West when they defeated third-placed KCS Old Boys.

The 32-10 victory at Nuns Road puts Winch in joint third along with the beaten Londoners and Camberley who got the better of Twickenham.

Captain Jake Hiscock got two of Winchester’s tries, the first coming from a line-out after a penalty kicked deep into the opponents’ half.

The ball passed through several hands before Hiscock finished off with a powering run from 20 metres out.

KCS hit back with five points before what could be Winchester’s try of the season. Greg Sullivan broke 70 metres from the KCS line, passed to Tom Chisholm and he off-loaded to Hiscock who powered through three tackles before feeding full-back Tom Forster who wrong-footed the defence to cross in the corner.

With Conner Breen kicking a penalty and conversion, Winchester were 15-5 up at the break.

Breen booted another three points early in the second half as Winchester began to dominate and he added another two points to the scoreboard after converting Hiscock’s second try of the afternoon.

The visitors rallied and crossed the line once more but frustration set got the better of them, resulting in their Number 8 being yellow carded and Winchester going on to be awarded a penalty try to wrap up the victory.

Coach Darren Kingham-Scott said: “We worked hard in training last week especially in schooling the pack to work together more as a unit to give our backs good ball.

“It paid off well today.”

Two other Hampshire sides were in SW2 action at the weekend – Andover were beaten 42-5 at leaders London Cornish while Portsmouth returned from London Exiles 20-17 victors.