MARLBOROUGH maintained their interest in the Southern Counties South promotion picture with a 37-24 triumph over Swindon College Old Boys at The Common on Saturday.

Despite the arrival of a hefty College pack, it was the early play of Marlborough's Amori Nailago that controlled the game.

Nailago scored two first-half tries, together with a conversion and penalty from Will Grant to give the home side a 15-10 lead.

Marlborough opened up the second half with fine great running rugby.

There were two tries for Russ Westcott and one for Maika Qiolevu, the pick of them started by a break by Nailago on his own line.

Grant then exchanged passes with Qiolevu before setting up Westcott to score, while Grant also kicked two more conversions and another penalty.

Team boss Mike Banfield admitted: "(It was) a good win on paper but we did make it hard work for ourselves with some silly penalties and wrong decisions.''

Corsham team boss Tim Draper admitted relief was his primary emotion as his side's see-saw recent form continued with a 10-3 victory at Bath side Walcot.

A try from Liam Snape plus conversion and penalty by Matt Draper proved enough to secure the Lacock Road men the four points.

Draper said: "It was a good result and we were pleased to get another win away from home (four from four now) but it was a frustrating game from our perspective.

"It wasn't a great performance and we handicapped ourselves by continually making unforced errors throughout the 80 minutes.

"It was one of those games where you can’t get going and are relieved to get the points in the end.''

Devizes suffered a bad day at the office as hosts Sherborne underlined their title credentials with a 39-10 win in Dorset.

The Saddlebacks were hit by a number of absences but responded well to slipping behind to an early Sherborne penalty as skipper Craig Bryant's rampaging run was halted by tighthead prop Matt Bishop bundled his way over.

A converted try and penalty handed Sherborne an eight-point advantage and two further sides left the visitors on the ropes at 37-5 at half-time.

The Saddlebacks were then rocked as lock Tim Alchin was sent off and Sherborne added their bonus-point score soon after.

The away side showed their fight as scrum-half John Bramwell crossed for the second try of the afternoon but a further Sherborne score wrapped up a comprehensive victory for the home side.

DORSET & Wilts U20s defeated the Royal Air Force U23s 48-17 at Trowbridge RFC on Sunday with a hat-trick of tries from Noah Cannon and scores by Harvey Schorah, Rory Horsington and a Hamish Janes brace, Harry Bazalgette adding 13 points with the boot.