RUGBY: Westbury 17 Warminster 5

WESTBURY claimed a third successive win against their local rivals in Dorset & Wilts One South.

The visitors’ old problems, failing to turn possession and territory into points, resurfaced as the home side ran in three tries.

Warminster started brighter, but were unable to find the game-breaking play, Jason Sprangle’s penalty attempt falling wide.

But they continued to pile on the pressure and were rewarded as flanker Luke Phillips charged down an attempted clearance and dived on the loose ball, Sprangle missing the conversion.

With five minutes of the first half remaining though, Westbury drew level as a catch and drive at a lineout 15 meters out allowed scrum-half Matt Inseal to burrow over The second half saw role reversal, Westbury being the dominant side.

Warminster’s first-team debutant John McCreadie put in some huge hits to keep the home side at bay, but Westbury scored their second try with 10 minutes left.

Following strong carries through the forwards, outside centre Nathan Brown powered through tackles to touch down, Kieran McEntegart, starting at full-back for the first time, adding the conversion.

With time running out, Westbury made the game safe as Warminster dithered on a kick through from home hooker and captain Jack Bates and Inseal capitalised to score his second.

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