CALNE remain in the frame for a top-three finish in Dorset & Wilts Two North after a 26-19 victory at Colerne on Saturday.

Despite a slow start, the visitors grabbed the opening converted try with veteran number eight Alan Wicks rolling back the years to score the opening try.

Colerne hit straight back from the restart but with visiting fly-half Brian Hopkins pulling the strings and Matt Kelly and Rhys Taylor dangerous, centre Adam Young sliced through the defence to go under the posts, Taylor adding his second conversion.

Colerne hit back again but the decisive score came as prop Pete Brownlie crashed over the line and, despite a late Colerne response, the visitors wrapped up the victory.

Chairman Chris Austin said: "This was a tough, well-fought game against a determined Colerne side. I'm not sure if it was a hangover from last week's (South West Junior Vase) final but we were not firing. But we have to give credit to Colerne, they played really well.''