CORSHAM suffered back-to-back defeats in Southern Counties South for just the second time this season when they were beaten 15-5 at home by Swindon College Old Boys.

SCOB took an early lead with a penalty and then extended their advantage to 10 points with a converted try.

Corsham responded with a well-worked try by Scott Parry to reduce the deficit to 10-5 points at the interval.

The only score of the second half went the way of the visitors, who crashed over for a try late in the game to secure the victory.

Corsham coach Tim Draper said: “At half-time, we were reasonably pleased to be only five points down having played into a strong wind.

“However, the weather and the pitch conditions worsened a lot after the break and made it very difficult to play any rugby.

“We didn't adapt well enough tactically and losing both our half-backs to injury early in the second half didn't help us either.

“Credit to SCOB, though, as they played the conditions better than we did.”

Bradford on Avon slipped to their 10th defeat in a row since the start of the season after a 50-5 loss away at Thatcham.

Devizes were unable to fulfil their fixture at Sherborne due to “internal disciplinary matters”, handing the home side as a walkover as a result.

A statement on the club’s website read: “Devizes RFC regret to announce that serious internal disciplinary matters have resulted in a significant number of players being sanctioned by the club.

“As a result, Devizes RFC will not be able to fulfil senior section fixtures this weekend.

“We therefore forfeit cup and league results to Sherborne (1st XV men), the league result to Colerne (2nd XV men), and the league result to Newton Abbot (1st XV ladies).”