Hackney made the short trip north to Saracens Amateurs expecting a tight game, last year both sides shared the spoils with hard fought victories away from home. Hackney were looking to extend their unbeaten start to the season and after a dominant performance from the pack in the loose and set pieces, Hackney managed to secure a scoring bonus point before half time and led into the break 27-0. Hackney added a further five tries after the break to remain at the top of Herts Middlesex 1 with a hard fought but comfortable win 60-0.

Hackney started brightly and and put pressure on the home team from the off. Hackney were creating a solid platform from which to attack and created a couple of early chances for tries only to be squandered through lack of precision. Hackney continued to press and were rewarded with a penalty kick which was converted by Alex O'hara to put the away side into an early lead.

Hackney's pack were getting on top now and with a powerful scrum on Saracens own 5 metre line sending the home side backwards, Flanker Ben Chamberlain put pressure on the Saracens half backs who were unable to clear their lines and Chris Mcmahon pounced on the loose ball for Hackneys first try of the day.

The pack were well and truly dominant by now and Hackney had the majority of possession and territory with Saracens struggling to clear their lines. More powerful forward play forced another turnover and a couple of phases later Hackney created the overlap and Charlie Williams ghosted through the covering defence to score under the posts.

O'Hara converted the try and direct from the kick off sent a long kick down field, with a good chase by the Hackney Backs, Saracens were forced into an error with O'Hara gathering to run 50 metres to the line to score.
Saracens were struggling to maintain any sort of possession, allowing Hackney to play in the correct areas of the pitch. Hackney were putting together some good rugby and came close to scoring another try close to half time only for a last ditch tackle to prevent another score, but from the resulting scrum an almighty push by the forwards resulted in a win against the head. Centre James Dawson crashed into the Saracens defence leaving a gap for Chamberlain to dive over for a scoring bonus point before half time. (HT Hackney 27-0 Saracens)

After the break Hackney continued with their dominance with Saracens having no answers to the visitors pace and power. Only 5 minutes into the second half the ball broke to Charlie Williams who's mazy cross field run created space for the backs who passed it along the line for winger James Davis to finish in the corner.

Saracens just couldn't get going and were struggling to make an impact on the game, another scrum close to the home sides line resulted in scrum half Neil Cunningham gathering the ball and placing down for Hackney's sixth try, with O'Hara adding the extra points.

Hackney's set piece was working like clockwork and after a period of concerted pressure were awarded a lineout on Saracens 5 metre line. It was a good catch and drive from the forwards resulting in Flanker Mcmahon's second try of the game, converted by O'Hara.

Another powerful scrum against the head close to Saracens line led to John Tully going over from short range with O'Hara adding the conversion. It was left to O'Hara who had the final word of the day, after a good catch and drive by the pack leaving the Saracens line exposed, the captain diving over for his second try shortly before the final whistle. O'Hara converted to make the final score Hackney Griffins 60 - Saracens Amateurs 0.

MOTM: Johnny Crockett . The rangy lock ran tirelessly all day with some exceptional line breaks, he was at the heart of all things Hackney did well and was part of one of the most dominant pack displays witnessed by Hackney for some time.