EASTLEIGH produced their 15th London 3 South-West victory on the bounce and now have a fortnight to ponder the all-important game number 16.

That is away to current leaders Farnham who have been locked in a top-two battle with Eastleigh since the beginning of the season.

Both clubs registered big wins at the weekend – Eastleigh seeing off US Portsmouth with a one-sided 49-7 victory and Farnham trouncing Teddington 80-7 in London.

Eastleigh face Southampton Medics in the semi-finals of the HSB Gales Hampshire Bowl next week but will be aiming to keep everyone fit for the big league game in two weeks.

Both sides could claim to have the psychological edge. Farnham lead the table by a point and have chalked up some huge victories this season, which has helped them to pick up a healthy 13 bonus points.

However Eastleigh, who have eight bonus points, boast a 100 per cent winning record and defeated the Surrey side 19-17 at Bishopstoke Road last October.

Eastleigh ran in nine tries against USP at the weekend. Sean Hayes, Dan Achilles, Adam Kidd, Rich O’Donnell and Rob Sutherland all touched down in the first half.

Will Rigelsford was brought on for his senior debut in the second half, which saw Kidd and O’Donnell go over the line again as well as John Williams and Arron Enock.

Captain Paul Fudio said: “Promotion is our ultimate goal and has been for a number of years now but we would love to get into a final as well.

“We came from behind to win at home to Farnham earlier in the season so we’re one up on them in that sense but the league table it doesn’t reflect that.

“It goes on the bonus points and we haven’t got enough of them against other teams, so we’re behind them even though we’ve beaten them.”

Eastleigh only converted two of their nine tries and Fudio hopes the off-day is behind them.

He added: “I think we left three or four tries on the pitch Saturday but kicking-wise it was a woeful day in the office ... so long as they are kicking well for the final game I don’t worry.”