Minety’s win over newly promoted Sutton Benger extends their run of bonus point winning victories to 3 in Division 1 and keeps them in touch with the pace seters in the division, the undefeated Combe Down.
Elsewhere, the division’s two undefeated clubs met at Combe Down where the home side entertained fellow Bath side Avonvale, who had shown such tremendous form early in the season. In what sounds like a tough clash Combe Down emerged winners by just 10-7, both teams missing out on the 4 try bonus point. In third place lie Warminster, who inflicted Minety’s only defeat of the season, on the opening day, and who overcame Supermarine at home. Chippenham’s woes continued as they were beaten 64-25 by the divisions other new club, Calne. This defeat comes one week after the 100 point drubbing they received at Avonvale. In the mid table clash, Melksham overcame Trowbridge to move up to 6th place in the table while Pewsey’s woes mount as they slumped to 11th place after conceding their match at Royal Wootton Bassett.
Steve Wilson will be delighted that his Minety 2nd XV were able to gain their first success of the season in their home clash with Melksham. Minety 2nds fine 39-7 win lifts them to 5th place in the league.
Elsewhere Amesbury (and that annoying little icon that appears next to their name) appear to have two results on a single day. Presumably Bradford conceded and then Combe Down, who were due to play at Supermarine, stepped in. The home team’s win lifts them 5 points ahead of their nearest rivals, Combe Down, who they defeated easily 69-0. Elsewhere, Warminster moved into 3rd place with a fine win at Bath Saracens while Swindon inflicted Chippenham’s first defeat of the season.