SWINDON Storm made it three out of three in an emphatic 38-2 win over Worcestershire Black Knights in scorching conditions at the weekend.

Rich Van Solten’s side hadn’t had a fixture in four weeks in BAFA National League Division 2 South West Conference, but showed no signs of rustiness as they took a 20-2 lead into the break.

After the interval they produced another impressive showing and scored a further 18 points.

Greg Roscow and Rui Rosa both bagged two touchdowns apiece, while Nathan Fawcett and Brent Johnson-Flippance also went across the whitewash.

Following back-to-back defeats to Cornish Pirates and Bristol Apache in the opening two weeks of the season, Swindon’s recent run of form is pleasing Van Solten.

“It was a very good win and to be honest, part of me wanted four weeks off and part of me didn’t because of momentum,” said the Storm head coach.

“When you have four weeks off you always get people disappearing and they did a little bit. We travelled down with one of our smaller squads.

“We tried to keep rotating players as much as we could and try and get as much water on board the players and keep them out of the sun.” Given the high temperatures over the weekend, Van Solten made sure he used his squad resourcefully, and says that the versatility within the group has been a positive for his team so far this campaign.

“We just stuck to our game plan, kept the rotation going and it came out really well,” he said.

“I don’t think it is strength in depth, what we have got is a number of players who can switch to different positions quite easily.

“We have a lot of experienced players who have been in the team or around the sport for a number of years.

“We are on a three-match winning streak win. The second game in this run was close, but then in the third, that is when everyone started believing in themselves and the team.

“The wins have all been in away games as well and we have one more match on the road before we can think about defending our home."