RUGBY: Minety 7 Chippenham 2nd 43

MINETY  started brightly but their hopes of causing a Dorset & Wilts One North upset faded in the second half as leaders Chippenham pulled ahead with a slew of late tries.

Awarded a penalty after three minutes, Minety kicked for touch deep into the visitors’ 22 and then secured clean ball from the lineout.

The ball went out to outside centre Dale Langdown, whose explosive pace took him clattering across the line for an early converted try.

Both sides missed subsequent penalties, but Chippenham added two tries, one converted, and Minety were unlucky when Ashley Windle’s apparent finish wasn’t spotted by the referee.

Minety never really recovered. Chippenham had the advantage of the slope in the second half, the visitors scoring five second-half tries.

Minety 2nd claimed a 13-0 over Devizes 3rd in Dorst & Wilts Three North, with tries from scrum-half Dellam Murray and Alex Caddick and a Tim Vaughan penalty.

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