LOUIS Dodds scored four tries as Devizes maintained the club’s 100 per cent start to the season in Southern Counties South with a mammoth 41-17 victory over Wimborne last weekend.

Dodds’ man-of-the-match display helped the Saddlebacks dominate from the start, where the hosts scored seven tries to come out on top.

Opposite winger Jordan Walker began the rout in the first minute with a try before Dodds scored the first of his efforts in the 14th minute.

Devizes were keen to put the hammer down and duly did just that, Gus O’Connor scoring the try of the game to make it 19-0. Dodds added his second three minutes later, and the Saddlebacks had their bonus point inside 20 minutes.

Before Wimborne had chance to reply, Dodds bagged his hat-trick in the 31st minute and the home fans could barely believe what they were witnessing.

But Wimborne did achieve a reply when dotting down in the corner following a kick over the top. Unfortunately for the visitors, Dodds added a fourth try just before the break.

Unable to maintain their sensational standard of performance in the second half after Quinn Clarke had made it 41-5 at the start of the period, some indiscipline cost the hosts as Wimborne scored twice more before the end.

But it was only to be a consolation as the Saddlebacks romped to victory.

Elsewhere in Southern Counties South, Corsham lost 17-24 at home to Avonvale. Meanwhile, Swindon beat Swanage & Wareham 10-5 away, and Swindon College Old Boys lost 21-20 away to Salisbury.

In South West Premier, Royal Wootton Bassett fell to a second narrow successive defeat in a row after 17-18 home defeat against Hornets.

Having fought back from 18-7 down, the momentum was all with Bassett as they closed the gap to a single point, but Alan Low’s side could not find that memorable last score to snatch the points.

In South West One East, none of the three Wiltshire teams managed to pick up a win last weekend.

Trowbridge came closest with a dramatic 22-22 draw at home to Newbury Blues, while Chippenham lost 48-20 away at Beaconsfield and Marlborough went down 28-33 against Sherborne on the Common.