CLINICAL Luctonians continued to mount pressure on the Midlands Premier league leaders after an emphatic 54-14 victory over Burton.

Four of their eight tries came from speed merchant Josh Watkins while Louis Silver slotted home seven conversions.

A packed Mortimer Park was treated to a rugby feast as their side amassed 42 points without reply in the first half with Watkins scoring a hat-trick while Drew Cheshire, Connor Deignan and Isaac Fanueli also crossed the whitewash.

Despite the visitors running over twice in reply during the second half the hosts matched them with Watkins adding his fourth and Joe White scoring at the death.

"We came out of the traps firing and were really clinical," said Watkins.

"We played some of our best rugby in that first half and credit to the lads as they executed all of our plays, that's not going to happen often.

"I was impressed by Burton as they are a good side and had a really good go but couldn't cope with us in that first 40 minutes.

"The tempo we were playing at, the speed and organisation was really impressive."

Scunthorpe also picked up a bonus point victory with a late try over Sheffield meaning the gap at the top remains at two points with three left to play.

"We are in a good place and putting pressure on Scunthorpe," added Watkins.

"They scored a late try on Saturday but even if they don't get a bonus point win in any of the next three games we will close the gap again but we can't do much more but keep going.

"We will keep fighting for top spot and can't do much more as we are playing some really good rugby and enjoying what we are doing.

"They (Scunthorpe) have got some tough games including Bournville away on their artificial fast surface and Bridgnorth who are quite a dangerous side. But first we need to focus on what we're doing."

Currently Luctonians sit in second place in the Midlands Premier which would see them have a play-off game against the second place in the Northern Premier.

Luctonians have currently amassed more points than their Northern Premier counterparts Blaydon.

If that remains until the end of the season it would guarantee them a home tie in the play-off.