MARLBOROUGH romped to a third Southern Counties South triumph of the season as they pummelled hosts Blandford 71-0 on Saturday.

The Wiltshire side ran in 11 tries as Amori Nailago ran the game for the visitors after early Blandford pressure.

The first try came when, after creating the space with a dummy, Nailago put in captain Jamie Pittams to run at the Blandford defence.

A ruck was set up and won and from the recycled ball Joe Tavaga was in to score.

Nailago himself scored the second try and further tries by Russ Westcott, who crossed twice, Viliami Lotoahea, Jack Lynd, another for Tavaga plus scores from Stu Williamson, Ratu Vuira and Pittams again followed, Garth Bari, landing eight conversions.

Corsham saw their unbeaten start to the season ended as Sherborne clinched a 13-7 triumph in Dorset to head the league standings.

In a tight contest, Sherborne led through a solitary penalty at half-time and extended their advantage with a try in the second half.

Corsham replied with a try by Harry Beazer, converted by Matt Draper, to pull back to 8-7 but further try took Sherborne to victory despite late Corsham pressure.

Corsham head coach Tim Draper said: "A disappointing result as we had a lot of territory and possession during the game but failed to take advantage of it.

"All credit to Sherborne who defended very well to keep us out and then take their opportunities to score.

"It was a game that we could have won but we will learn a lot from it and work hard to improve, especially in attack, over the coming weeks.''

Devizes bounced back from their first defeat of the season against Swindon College Old Boys by edging Frome 14-12 in another tight encounter at London Road.

The home side nudged themselves in front when flanker Rhys Harries took a pass from charging Craig Bryant to rumble over from 10 metres, Rory Brown adding the conversion.

But Frome worked their way back into it and when the forwards piled over the line, second row Phil Meenan came up with the ball and fly-half Matt King levelled the scores with the conversion.

After the break Frome got the upper hand through their pack but were met by some superb front-line Devizes defence until a cross-field kick by King was caught by Matt Warnock who went into the corner to make it 12-7 to the visitors.

Staring a second successive defeat in the face, Devizes charged down a box kick and gained good field position from which the ball was shipped to Lewis Paget, who bulldozed through tackles to reach the line.

Brown dispatched the extras to clinch the points for the home side.

n IN Dorset & Wilts Two North, Marlborough's Alfreds Nomads side defeated Swindon College Old Boys 2nd 21-10, Tomasi Rasoki scoring three tries.