RUGBY: Wootton Bassett 12 Wimborne 31
BASSETT failed to make the most of their half-time advantage as Wimborne claimed the Southern Counties South spoils at Ballards Ash.
In good conditions for running rugby, Bassett did exactly that in the first period, led by rampaging young prop Josh Jeffreys.
The breakthrough came from a chip kick in open field that was collected by centre David Martin and moved out for Jeffreys to score a well-deserved try.
Wimborne hit back early in the second period and apenalty increased their advantage.
Breaks from captain Nick Parker and fly-half Jon Clarke came to nothing for the home side and the home defence was unlocked by two more tries for the visitors, both of which were converted.
The home side’s never-say-die attitude was rewarded in the final play of the game when Mark Trowbridge stripped the ball and offloaded to winger Hamish Keith, who won the footrace to the line.
Dave Hogg slotted the conversion.
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