EALING Trailfinders wrapped up the season with seven tries in their their last home league game of the season as they racked up a comprehensive 51-10 win over local rivals Richmond.
It was the visitors who were first to cross the try line, but it was mostly one-way traffic after that as the Vallis Way side asserted their superiority.
Full back Pete Hodgkinson kicked a penalty to give Ealing the lead after 14 minutes, but Richmond, who had enjoyed most of the early possession, responded with their try within three minutes.
Richmond full-back Nicholas Wheatley tore through a gap in midfield and created space for right wing Francois van Schalcrhyk, who was hauled down five metres short.
Richmond moved the ball quickly to left wing Joeseph Ajuwa on the overlap, who crossed in the corner. Hodgkinson added a second penalty before Mark Lock restored Ealing's lead, scoring under the posts after the home side pinched a line-out in the Richmond 22.
Luke Cousins kicked a smart drop-goal on the half-hour to keep the scores close when a sustained Richmond attack fizzled out, but Ealing were soon in the driving seat when, first James Winterbottom, and then Kiba Richards, crossed for unconverted tries, before the break. Richards added a second within three minutes of the restart after Richmond made a mess of an ordinary kick ahead by Ealing's Joe Price and Hodgkinson's conversion put the home side 30-10 ahead.
David Howells scored Ealing's fifth try after Andy Dalgleish intercepted a loose Richmond pass on his 22 and a fast break out ended with scrum-half Tom Parker floating a long pass out to Howells in space on the left. Richmond were unable to capitalise on their advantage when Mark Tucker was sent to the sin bin and when he returned, Ealing ran in tries by Ben Ward and Parker to round off the game in style.