BANBURY earned a tenth victory in a row to end Oxford Harlequins’s 100 per cent home league record and move up to second in the table.

Captain Ian Isham crossed twice to help Bulls triumph 36-17 in South West 1 East, breaking the hosts’ nine-match winning run at Marston Ferry Road in the process.

Tommy Gray, Josh Deegan and Dan Brady also went over for the visitors, who have moved three points ahead of Chippenham into the league’s sole play-off spot.

Bulls raced into a 14-0 lead after 16 minutes, when Isham and Gray crossed, Ed Phillips converting both tries from out wide.

It was soon 19-0 when Deegan dived over in the corner for an unconverted score.

Callum Cashman was sin-binned for Quins, but the hosts hit back through a Chris Davies try.

Banbury extended their lead to 26-5, thanks to Brady’s fine individual score, Phillips adding the extras.

Quins replied to reduce the arrears to 16 points at half-time when Keni Fisilau crashed over.

A Phillips penalty made it 29-10 to Bulls, who then had Kallum Dixey yellow-carded.

The home side took full advantage, with Tom Guthrie running in and Jack Wiggins adding the extras.

But any hopes of a Quins comeback were ended in the final few minutes when Isham crashed over and Phillips converted to make it 36-17.

Witney suffered their first defeat of 2018 when they conceded a last-minute try in a 34-29 defeat at struggling Swindon.

The home side went 12-0 up after six minutes, thanks to scores from Ashley Stokes and Mike Sharp, Josh Jensen converting the first.

Witney hit back through Matt Clarke’s try, but Swindon extended their lead to 22-5.

Jensen kicked a penalty for the hosts, before converting Tom Lee’s score.

However, the visitors reduced the arrears before the break when Deaglan Bayliss touched down.

Witney’s Ryan Harris was sin-binned after the break and Swindon made it 29-10 after 57 minutes, thanks to Grady Wright’s try, converted by Jensen.

The visitors were not in the mood to lie down, though, and closed to within five points when Jamie Burke and Clarke went over.

The latter converted the first try, with Henry Lamb adding the extras for the second.

It was then 29-29 with seven minutes remaining after Rhys Morgan streaked over.

But with Clarke and Carl Campbell in the sin-bin, Witney were forced to defend their try-line at the death, before Lee crossed in the fifth minute of added time.

The result was not good news for Grove, who slipped to second-bottom and are now seven points adrift of safety after losing 45-3 at fellow strugglers Marlow.

Basement boys Bicester conceded 16 tries as they were thrashed 109-7 at leaders Old Patesians.

The north Oxfordshire side proved no match for the hosts, who overwhelmed their visitors with pace, handling skills and support play.

Eddie Roberts scored Bicester’s consolation try, converted by Dan Spencer, with the score at 76-0.

Richard Hance (4), Stefan Morgan (3), Jack Harrod (2), Duncan Spurrier (2), Scott Alldritt (2), Lee Hatherway, George Angell and James Aherne went over for the hosts.

James Hayden converted 13 of the tries and kicked a penalty.