CHIPPENHAM blew a half-time lead as 11 unanswered points saw them go down 23-14 away at Wimborne in South West One East on Saturday.

The visitors were leading 14-12 at the interval, but two penalties from the hosts either side of a well-worked try saw Chippenham come up short in Dorset.

The Wiltshire outfit went behind early as Wimborne crossed the tryline before Charlie Palmer squared things up with a try of his own shortly afterwards.

The first of two unconverted tries for the home side put them back in front, but Dave Lewis regained the lead for Chippenham with a score of his own shortly before half-time.

Wimborne slotted a penalty through the posts in the embryonic stages of the second 40 minutes, before a substitute from the home dugout was sin-binned, leaving them with 14 men and giving Chippenham the opportunity to make their advantage count.

However, the visitors failed to produce any more meaningful contributions in the game and eight more Wimborne points consigned Chippenham to their eighth defeat of the campaign.