MARLBOROUGH returned to winning ways in South West One East with a comfortable 41-20 victory away at Beaconsfield last weekend.

Dave Pittams’ side recorded its fifth win from 10 games while stretching a sequence of win-loss results into a fourth game, despite a second-half red card for the visitors.

Marlborough’s first of seven tries came early on as Joe Pittams crossed following a slick team move.

Beaconsfield fought their way back and went 6-5 ahead via two penalties, only for Marlborough to cross the whitewash again in the 15th minute through Jonasa Tabua.

But again, Marlborough’s lead was short lived as five minutes later, Beaconsfield scored a well-deserved converted try.

The try seemed to give Marlborough the jolt they needed, and Pittams’ men went into half-time ahead thanks to a great individual score from Ben Wilmot.

Tommy Elbrow extended Marlborough’s lead shortly into the second half before Jake Williams notched team try number five.

Comfortably in the lead, the Common outfit was reduced to 14 midway through the second period, but Beaconsfield were unable to take advantage with any more points.

Instead, Wilmot notched his second of the afternoon before Aaron James crossed as well late on. With the last play of the game, Beaconsfield made it 41-20 with a converted try, but it was all smiles for Marlborough thanks to a crushing victory.

Elsewhere in South West One East, Chippenham claimed their second win of the season thanks to a 27-18 success at home to Frome. And Trowbridge lost 29-12 away at Witney.

In South West Premier, Royal Wootton Bassett recorded a superb 22-17 win at home to Old Centralians.

Meanwhile, in Southern Counties South, Devizes maintained the club’s 100 per cent record with a comfortable 41-14 win at home to Yeovil. Corsham lost 54-19 on the road against Dorchester to remain bottom of the table.