MARLBOROUGH'S 22-19 bonus-point victory at North Dorset on Saturday kept them well in the hunt for Southern Counties South honours.

Unavailability meant the visitors fielded a makeshift front row, while Lemeki Moala soldiered on despite was carrying an injury for the whole game.

Craig Williamson was outstanding in his first front row game along with Lotu Ngungutau.

The first try of the game came after five minutes when a backs move from a scrum put full-back Russ Westcott over in the corner.

North Dorset replied when a defensive mix-up allowed them in for a converted try and they scored again five minutes later after missed tackles in the Marlborough defence.

In attack Marlborough were powerful, with plenty of forward momentum from Ben Fulton, Jack Lynd and Waisale Navunidakua.

On the half-hour, Navunidakua's line break saw the ball eventually recycled and Joe Visei scored under the posts, Jake Williams converting to square things.

A dominant Marlborough spell after half-time was resisted by the hosts until quick tapped penalty was taken by Williams and Visei went in again at the corner.

Quick ruck ball and Navunidakua put wing Ben Caravou over in the corner for the bonus point, but a yellow card for Visei for a deliberate knock-on, saw North Dorset apply pressure in the closing stages, rewarded with converted try in the final minutes.

Corsham hit back from a 10-point deficit to secure a 26-20 over Swindon College Old Boys at Lacock Road.

Corsham fought back with a try by Adam Jamieson but that was matched by a second from the visitors to put them 15-5 up.

Just before half-time Scott Parry finished a series of attacking phases to go under the posts for a try, converted by Kalif Barnes.

Corsham began the second half strongly and scored tries through Joe Beavis and Lewis Jones, both converted by Barnes, to take the lead although a late College try kept the pressure on.

Corsham head coach Tim Draper said: (It was) a great result for us, especially as we lost the game (at College) away earlier in the season.

"They are a strong, direct team and to come from behind and secure a try bonus point was excellent.

"It took a lot of effort but the guys had the confidence to play the style of rugby they want to against a team who put them under a lot of pressure.''

Devizes conceded a converted try in each half and had Lewis Dodds sin-binned as they lost out 14-0 at Swanage & Wareham.