Some interesting results this weekend in both Dorset & Wilts Division 1 and 3 North, with both Minety teams picking up valuable wins at home.
Combe Down’s big win at Supermarine has taken them back to the top of the table as the top three teams, Bradford on Avon shutting out the bottom club Royal Wootton Bassett while Warminster conceded just a single try in a 61-5 win on the road at Swindon.
Minety’s win against 4th place Avonvale was vital, keeping Tom Claxton’s team in touch with those teams breaking away at the top of the table. The next few weeks should be interesting when the top three play against each other while Minety play only teams from the bottom half of the table.
In the next three rounds of fixtures, Combe Down travel to Warminster, Bradford travel to Combe Down and then Warminster host Bradford.
Once those fixtures have been completed we should have a better idea as to how the season is panning out.
In Dorset & Wilts Division 3 North, the 2nd XV’s victory over Bath Saracens takes them up to 5th place.
Corsham maintained their lead in the table despite not playing last weekend although Warminster kept up the pressure with a big win over Bradford. Trowbridge benefitted from Melksham’s non appearance while Minety were able to leap above Bath Saracens and keep a single point ahead of the improving Chippenham team.