CHIPPENHAM returned home with only a losing bonus point to show for their efforts as they were edged out 22-21 in South West One East at Wimborne on Saturday.

The visitors made a fine start and led 14-0 and 21-10 in the second half, only to fall victims to a home comeback which snatched the four points from under their noses.

Chippenham's high-tempo game forced the home side back early on and the pressure inevitably told as Wimborne's Celyn Beynon was yellow-carded.

The away side took advantage as Lewis Surry breached the defence and Dom Riccio landed the extras for a 7-0 interval lead.

It got better in the second period as Surry made the most of a clean break and Riccio's boot put them in a commanding position.

Wimborne cut the deficit as Beynon touched down before the forwards drove Marcus Atkins over the line for s second try.

But when Ryan Surry forced his way over the home line and Riccio booted a further conversion, Chippenham were in control again.

Back came Wimborne as Ryan Maidment took a scoring pass, Tom Moysey converting and as the pressure mounted Chippenham's Brad Doggett was sent to the sin-bin.

The visitors also spurned a shot at goal which could have sealed victory to go for the corner and an attempt at a bonus-point try and they paid the price as full-back Paul Roberts scored the decisive try in the corner with the final play of the match.

Meanwhile, Royal Wootton Bassett are still to register a win this term after they went down 16-3 at home to Old Patesians.

Following their tough opening day assignment at Old Centralians, Alan Low’s side would have been hoping to get off the mark against another of the division’s title hopeful.

However, despite going close on a couple of occasions, all they to show for their efforts was a Tom Fieldsend second half penalty.

Bassett will look to get themselves off the foot of the table on Saturday when they make the trip to Oxford Harlequins.