Chelmsford Rugby won their sixth consecutive match at the start of the season after crushing Thetford 38-10 in the cup.

Despite making numerous changes, Chelmsford dominated possession and, such was their control during the first half, Thetford only entered the Chelmsford half of the pitch on just one occasion.

But astonishingly the encounter remained scoreless at the interval.

There were two disallowed tries with Chelmsford lacking a cutting edge in their back line but that was to change as a total of 48 points were scored in the second period.

Within minutes of the start Harry Moseley kicked a well taken penalty before speedster Jack Acorn was released on the left wing to score under the post for a converted try.

Not long afterwards Henry Payne rampaged from the back of the scrum and Phil Dechamps was on hand to score a try which was converted.

Acorn added a brilliant individual effort when he gathered the ball 50 yards from the try line with the entire Thetford team in front of him. Running at pace, changing direction and throwing the odd dummy he bamboozled the home team to score under the posts.

Thetford dotted down for their first score of the game but Chelmsford were not finished and were awarded a penalty try when Jobi Fisher was denied a score by a high tackle.

Marcus Pottinger scored before Thetford scored a consolatory try a minute before the end.

The victory showed the depth of the Chelmsford squad with first team season debuts for scrum half Jack Shelton and flanker Henry Payne.

Kev Blackmore’s team resume their league campaign with an away game at East London next weekend.

Chelmsford: Acorn; Fisher, Moseley; Dawson, Beaumont; Ayling, Shelton; Franks, Goodridge, Dechamps; Gardner, Pottinger; Toomey, Payne, Crouch

Replacements: Franklin, Venn, Woods, Jefferson