TROWBRIDGE eased their Regional Two Severn relegation fears with a dramatic 31-28 comeback victory over rivals Gordano on Saturday.

In Gordano's first ever visit to Doric Park, it appeared as though the Bristolian club would run away with the points, only for an outstanding turn of events in the second half to help move Trowbridge up to eighth in the 11-team division - nine points clear of the bottom two.

The first half featured just three scores as the home side took a 12-7 lead into the break.

Rhys Redman crossed early on for Trowbridge, but Gordano's Scott MacGrath replied with a try and conversion to tie the score at seven each.

Ethan Hutt's superb solo try finished off the first-half action, and once the second half resumed, it was all Gordano.

Centre Isaac Rylett dotted down first before a quickfire brace from full-back Louis Stratton helped to increase the score to 28-12 before the 50th minute had been reached.

Following an even period, Trowbridge's forward began to turn the screw as the visitors' discipline gradually loosened.

After a penalty kick towards the corner, number eight Kyle Oakley forced his way over to begin the comeback.

James Davies finished off Archie Robertson's break to add another five, and the heroic fightback was completed when Rory Murchison dived over prior to Tom Weaver's successful kick.

Before the final whistle went, a dreadful day for the Bristolians was completed when one of Gordano's second row was sent off for colliding with the referee while being offside.

Elsewhere, Chippenham obliterated Chosen Hill Former Pupils with a 78-7 victory at Allington Fields.

In Regional Two South Central, Marlborough edged past Newbury Blues by 31-20 on the road and Devizes beat Witney 27-17 on home soil.

In Regional One South Central, Royal Wootton Bassett continued their astonishing upturn with a 24-18 win at home to Maidenhead.