Andover were a very well-drilled side – at most breakdowns they had at least two players in close support of the ball carriers.
At this point Alton came into the game and forced their way into Andover’s half and were awarded a scrum. From the resultant put-in they launched a good attack but were penalised for holding on in the tackle just short of the line. Following a deep kick into their half, Andover worked the ball some 70 metres and scored another converted try under the posts.
Just before half-time Alton got their just rewards when an excellent passing move was finished below the posts for a converted try.
The hosts scored under the posts eight minutes into the second half to make it 41-14.
Andover then ran in a further four tries, three of which were converted. Alton scored their third converted try under the posts, but Andover scored two further converted tries.
Alton spent the final ten minutes of the match looking for their fourth try to at least rescue a bonus point, but the Andover defence held firm.
Alton’s try scorers were Josh Law, Jez Powell and Cameron Wheatcroft. Lewis New converted all three.