MARLBOROUGH came from 19 points down to beat Buckingham 39-26 in South West One East last weekend.

The common outfit had suffered a bit of a wobble in recent weeks but returned to winning ways in dramatic style.

From the first whistle, Buckingham made the strongest of starts by putting 19 unanswered points on the board in quick succession.

But after a shaky start, Marlborough perked up with the help of returning first team captain, Ben Fulton, and the visitors found their flow. Marlborough’s physicality increased and the unfamiliar combinations within defence started to click together.

In the 30th minute, debutant Lotima Havili finished off a very well worked try in the corner which went unconverted.

Nevertheless, the momentum was now with Marlborough, and Mesake Kini went on to score two tries before the break to haul the visitors back into the contest at 19-17.

After the break, and despite two yellow cards for Marlborough, Tommy Elbrow crashed over to see the visitors in front for the first time.

Dave Pittams' side extended their lead in the 60th minute through Manasa Cakau, only to see Buckingham finally hit back through a converted try of their own.

From there, it was all Marlborough, however. Cakau crossed the whitewash again eight minutes from time before Will Cowan-Dickie showed his individual quality to bag a try of his own in the dying moments.

Elsewhere in South West One East, Trowbridge were obliterated by Banbury in a 70-5 defeat away from home.

Chippenham endured a similarly poor weekend after going down 24-64 at home to Newbury Blues.

In the South West Premier division, Royal Wootton Bassett lost 43-7 away at Weston-super-Mare.

And in Southern Counties South, Devizes lost 32-5 away at Salisbury in the Wiltshire derby.

Meanwhile, Swanage & Wareham beat Corsham via a home walkover.