There were a number of interesting results around the league on Saturday, although Minety’s narrow loss to Combe Down was probably the most significant. Elsewhere, unbeaten Warminster were made to fight for their win at winless Chippenham while Bradford on Avon overcame bottom club Pewsey with some ease to cement their position at the top of the table.
Incidentally, we’re fairly sure that the Combe Down total is incorrect and should read 23 points (5 wins at 4 points each plus 3 Try bonus points = 23points).
Melksham’s uncertain start to the season saw them lose for the 4th time to league newcomers Avonvale while Bassett won their first match of the season and moved out of the red (they were docked points at the start of the season for some infringement of the rules) and now have 1 point.
Swindon’s demolition of Trowbridge was their first win this term and takes them above Pewsey, Chippenham, Bassett and Melksham.
Minety’s season does not get any easier when they travel to Bradford this coming Saturday. Bradford did the double on Minety and coaches Andy Grayson and Hywel Rees will be desperate to avoid another reversal.
News from D&W3N on site tomorrow (Wednesday).