Minety’s win over Calne on Saturday may not have been all that pleasing on the eye but it has halted a two game losing streak that had threatened to cast us away from the top half of the table.
As it is, Combe Down appear to be running away with the league already although few would have predicted the onslaught that they inflicted on Pewsey Vale on Saturday. A source close to the home team said that the writing was on the wall at half time with Combe Down already 55 points up. Thus far the Bath based team have dropped just one point, when they failed to get a “4 try” bonus point in their victory over Avonvale.
Elsewhere, Melksham continue their impressive run up the table after a comfortable looking win over struggling Chippenham while Avonvale were pushed hard by Warminster in a clash that saw the home team leapfrog Warminster and close in on 2nd place in the league.
Bassett’s heavy loss at Trowbridge was another surprise, considering that they had lost only one match (to Minety) up until that point. The win keeps Trowbridge tied for points with Minety as the division appears to be dividing between the top 7 and the others.
Supermarine still find themselves rooted at the bottom of the table, beaten at Sutton Benger, who climb above Chippenham into 8th place.
In Division 3 two more fixtures were “conceded” to add to a worrying trend. Amesbury continued their unbeaten run with a comprehensive win away at Melksham while Combe Down beat the other Bath based team, the Saracens, to maintain pressure at the top. Minety move up to 6th place, 19 points behind top of the table but 20 points clear of basaement club Supermarine.
Next weekend Minety will engaged in D&W Senior Vase semi final action when they host Warminster.