TWO late tries by Kiba Richards secured Ealing Trailfinders a bonus point 30-8 win at home to Bridgwater and Albion on Saturday.
But it was also a special day for Kene Ejikeme - who scored a try on rare run-out for the first team.
Ejikeme has been a regular starter for the past two or three seasons but this year is more of a second XV player.
He was determined to make the most of a chance to feature in the absence of the injured Mark Tucker and Ali James and did just that.
Bridgwater fly-half Sam Osborne missed an early long-range penalty before Ealing went close to scoring the game's first try on 20 minutes when Jay King was held up on the try line after Ejikeme had sliced past the centres following Ealing's first attacking scrum of the game.
A penalty at the resulting scrum allowed Bridgwater to clear the immediate danger, but it was a brief respite.
Ealing won clean line-out ball on half-way and Ejikeme broke through another tackle in midfield and ran in under the posts. Pete Hodgkinson added the extras.
Immediately after the restart, prop Johnny Marsters was shown a yellow card and Bridgwater took full advantage when captain Daniel Hodge drove over for a try following a short-range line-out.
Ealing had a few half chances as the first half wore on, but all were squandered by resolute Bridgwater defending or Ealing mistakes.
Bridgwater dominated possession and territory early in the second half but only had an Osborne penalty to show for their efforts as every attack was repelled. And the visitors' 8-7 lead was short-lived as Hodgkinson replied almost immediately when Albion were caught offside after the restart and Ealing finally began to stamp their authority on the game and apply sustained pressure.
It was now Bridgwater who were conceding a raft of penalties as a result and Ealing exploited the glut of possession. Mark Lock finished off a break by Dan Smaje from the back of a line-out. Hodgkinson missed the conversion but slotted a second penalty two minutes later and Ealing were suddenly two scores clear.
Any hopes of a Bridgwater recovery were pretty much dashed with six minutes left. A great counter attack saw the visitors set up a great attacking position in the Ealing 22, but a scuffle back inside the Bridgwater half resulted in an Ealing penalty and a red card for Bridgwater prop Alec Chase.
In the last five minutes, Richards ran in two superb tries. The first came when Ealing opted to run a penalty inside the Bridgwater 22 and Hodginson broke down the right and offloaded to Richards, who ran over the last defender to touch down.
The second was started from another tapped penalty, this time inside the home side's 22.
Harry Rowland made the initial ground before Lock stormed through the remnants of Bridgwater's midfield and across the half way line. His pass found Richards who still had some work to do, but he easily rounded the struggling defence to complete the scoring.