HEREFORD Stampede continued to show officials why they deserve a league place following a 46-6 win over Scunthorpe Alphas.

The Hereford Racecourse side have now won three and lost one of their associate games, where they are being assessed for their league status in 2020.

In the blazing heat the Alphas started on the front foot but were soon pushed back.

The resulting punt was returned 60 yards by JJ Spencer for an early Stampede touchdown.

This set the tone for the whole game and the Stampede scored another touchdown shortly afterwards, this time with more excellent running from the impressive Jordan Parham, who scored the first of his three touchdowns on the day. Quarterback Steve Hall found wide receiver Dave Seymour for another touchdown, with another running back Pete Smith adding a further touchdown.

Not to be outdone, the Stampede defense, who had dominated their opponents all day also chipped in with an interception from corner-back Dan Harris, who took the ball half the length of the field all the way to the end zone to add another six points to the tally.

The Scunthorpe Alphas kept battling to their credit and scored a consolation touchdown late in the game.

Stampede's Head Coach Paul Kent said: “It was a fantastic display from the guys who have worked hard in the heat and kept their foot on the gas all game.

"I felt it was really important that we carried the momentum forward from our last victory against Torbay and I’ve asked the players to go on and improve again and they’ve done just that.

"It was a fantastic day for everyone concerned with the Stampede."

The Stampede have one more home game and that will be a big test against league opponents Somerset Wyverns.

This will take place on Sunday, September 22, with kick off at 2pm, Greyhound RFC, Grandstand Road, Hereford.

Free entry and a bar is available for refreshments.