After a tough first half for Nottingham in which Ealing Trailfinders build a 33 point lead, Craig Hammond’s men put together an impressive five-try second half performance to seal the bonus point against the undefeated league leaders.
Just four minutes in, Ealing winger Jonah Holmes scored the first try of the afternoon, getting his hands on a Craig Willis grubber kick and scoring in the corner.
Five minutes later Jordan Burns broke away from 80 metres out for the home side’s second. Holmes then added two more to complete a hat trick inside the first twenty minutes.
In the remaining twenty minutes of the first half, Nottingham built their way into the game but were unable to get on the scoresheet and Ealing headed into the break leading 33-0.
However, the second half was a completely different story. After Trailfinders added another one almost immediately, Lewis Chessum got over for the Archer’s first points of the game.
In the following five minutes, Jordan Olowofela and Jack Neville both scored breakaway tries to narrow the margin to just 19 points.
Simon Uzokwe then scored twice in quick succession to give Ealing their 33 point cushion back.
The result was already decided, but with the bonus point in reach, Nottingham still had much to play for. With seven minutes to go, Jack Dickinson got over for the all-important fourth try.
With the final whistle fast approaching, Jack Grant then got over twice for the Trailfinders and Harry Graham scored the fifteenth try of the game for the Green and Whites with the clock in the red.
The two teams will meet again in just two weeks time, this time at The Bay, as they face each other in the Championship Cup