CORSHAM coach Tim Draper paid tribute to players and coaching staff as the Lacock Road side wrapped up the Dorset & Wilts One North title with a 24-14 triumph at Bradford on Avon on Saturday.

Draper's side needed just a point to confirm the silverware, but instead bagged a full haul of five as Robbie Robinson, Kalif Barnes, Harry Beazer and Lewis Jones ran in tries at Ashley Lane.

Barnes and Dan Goldsworthy added conversions as Corsham pulled away with three tries in the second half, Owen Morton and Fin Dewar replying for the home side and Dewar adding a conversion.

"I'm delighted for the players who have who worked hard all season to keep improving and they fully deserve what they have achieved,'' said Draper.

"Our squad is still developing and there is a lot more to come which is an exciting prospect for us.

"Adam Jamieson, in his first coaching role since retiring early from the professional game, has had a hugely positive impact on the team and it has been great working with him this season.

"Achieving promotion also reflects well on the club as a whole as many of our players have come up from the junior section.

"This, combined with the experience of our longer serving players, will stand us in good stead moving forward.

"It will be much tougher for us in Southern Counties South next season, but we are looking forward to the challenge.''

Draper added: "It was a really good competitive game and we needed to play some quality rugby to pull away from a strong Bradford team who, I think, will be challenging for the title themselves next season.

"The only disappointing part of the game was a serious injury to Lewis Jones, our vice-captain, in the last minute.

"He has been a major part of our success this season and everyone at the club hopes that he recovers well.''

Bradford on Avon's defeat kept Pewsey Vale's faint hopes of finishing in third place with a 64-10 pounding of Swindon 2nd.

An unanswered eight-try onslaught in the second half confirmed Vale's victory, the sides having been locked at 10-10 at half-time.

Ten minutes in Pewsey wing Will Bowerman charged down a clearance kick and followed up for the try before lock Mike Paddick powered over from five metres for Vale, but Swindon fought back, with Pewsey a man down due to a sin-binning, and a converted try and penalty evened matters.

However Pewsey came out of the blocks and scored three tries in 15 minutes in the second period, hooker Jeremy Horton, flanker Karl Crosbie and number eight Phil Vallis touching down, fly-half James Haynes converting twice.

Then a kick ahead from a line out was chased down from 30 metres out by Horton who beat the winger to the ball, Haynes adding the extras.

Centres Sam Flippance and Pete Baird grabbed a brace of tries in the next five minutes, Haynes converting both.

Bowerman finished with more two tries to clock up his hat-trick, the first converted by Flippance, the second by Crosbie.

IN Dorset & Wilts Three North, Minety 2nd were 28-17 winners at Devizes 3rd, front row Steve Murray, wing Kieran Gash, captain Matt Stone and centre Tom Windle scoring tries, Will Mason adding fourth conversions.