Maidenhead remain fourth in the South West Premier after an eight-tries-to-three victory over rock-bottom Old Patesians at Braywick.
This match of 11 tries failed to produce many memorable moments, but both teams showed a willingness to run the ball and it was a contest throughout despite Maids always holding the whip hand.
The hosts, as is becoming the norm, were much changed from their last match at Newton Abbot two weeks ago, and lost the services of influential No.8 Dave Cole early in the piece who limped off and latterly skipper Myke Parrott.
Maids led 22-15 at half-time, having already bagged a bonus point, after tries from fly-half Adam Lubbock, back row Will Macaulay, fullback Olly Foxley and winger Scott Prince, only one of which was converted by centre Ed Keohane.
Foxley's was the standout try with Maids winning lineout ball from an Old Pats throw, shipping it down the line before Foxley finished off a flying 80-metre move.
Old Pats only had three points heading into the final two minutes of the half, but dotted down twice in that time to trail by just seven points.
The second half began in similar fashion to the first with an early try for the hosts, this time centre Perry Jansen touching down after a Lubbock chip bounced kindly. Keohane converted for 29-15.
The rest of the half was something of a twilight zone with Maids always doing enough to be out of reach, but without being at their best, while Old Pats fought to earn a bonus point they were never likely to achieve.
The floodlights and setting sun merely added to the curious atmosphere.
One bright spot was the introduction of debutante Dylan Baptista on the wing who showed his raw pace and power to score two tries in three minutes as Maids eased to a 39-15 lead.
Macaulay completed another back row masterclass for the hosts with a try just before the final whistle, although there was still time for Old Pats to grab a third try of their own with the last play of the day.
Maids will face a very different challenge away to third-placed Barnstaple next Saturday with the home side bolstered by an impressive 31-25 victory at second-placed Ivybridge.
(Report by Graeme Copas, Maidenhead Advertiser)