BRADFORD-on-Avon recorded their first Southern Counties South win of the season at the weekend, with the help of five members of the same family.

Brothers Murray, Fin, Ross and Cameron Dewar joined father Keith on the pitch as Dave George’s side recorded a comfortable 36-26 success over Thatcham.

Although the result comes much too late to save Bradford’s hopes of surviving the drop, George insists Saturday’s performance was one of the best he has witnessed in his 17 years at the club.

Murray and Cameron Dewar bagged two tries each, while Sam Jones and Tom Bartlett also crossed over – Lewis Somerville completed the scoring with three conversions.

With games against Walcot and Yeovil remaining, the Bradford coach hopes plans can be put in place for a promising 2019-20 season in the fourth tier of regional rugby.

George said: “I’ve been at the club for 17 years, and Saturday was one of the best performances I have watched.

“I was missing two props and a couple of second rows, so I was working with a pack of back rows. In terms of the scrum, we were on roller skates – that’s how quickly we were going backwards.

“But our lineout and defence, we outplayed them.

“It was a very emotional day, and a massive relief. It’s not through lack of ability, the lads have turned up week in, week out.

“It is tough when you haven’t won a game. Doubts start creeping in and motivation can go through the floor.

“But we battled hard and six tries to three in the second half proves we were worthy winners.”

Elsewhere, Devizes earned a losing bonus point at Sherborne after going down to a 29-22 defeat.

The result meant Devizes dropped to eighth, one point behind both Swindon College Old Boys and Walcot.

In other results, Corsham also lost as Swindon College Old Boys wrapped up a convincing 46-19 win.

Corsham remain ninth in the league table.