BRADFORD on Avon head coach Dave George admitted his side had been given their toughest examination of the Dorset & Wilts One North season so far before edging home 13-8 against Minety at Ashley Lane on Saturday.

The home side had scored more than 280 points in their first five matches of the campaign but were given a thorough challenge by their visitors, who played nearly 70 minutes with 10 men with centre Dave Church and second row Ash Windle sin-binned and Church sent off for a second yellow card early in the second period.

George said: "It was a really good game of rugby, reminiscent of the Bradford-Minety battles of old and we were given a proper test. They really pinned us back, especially in the first half but we defended superbly.''

Bradford led 8-3 at the interval as wing Vaughan Conybear touched down in the corner and centre Lewis Somerville added a penalty, Church having been yellow-carded for a high tackle.

Minety's reward came after the half-hour as Garin Garland converted a penalty but in the second half, Bradford added a second try as Josh Felix touched down after Church had been dismissed.

The visitors though refused to lie down as Garland added a try after spotting a gap in the home defences.

Warminster took their record to six wins from six as they walloped Supermarine 94-5 at Folly Lane.

Stephan Rowbotham, Jason Sprangle scored in the first half, while James Pinnell, Tom Evans and Rupeni Rokoduguni all crossed twice, Sprangle booting seven conversions.

The rout continued in the second period as Rokoduguni, Evans and Pinnell, twice, scored again, Ross Williams, Rokoduguni landing five conversions.

Melksham picked up their second win of the season in emphatic style as they won 50-20 at Trowbridge 2nd.

The visitors were first to score from an intercepted pass by fly-half Simon Foster, scrum-half Callum Hurn adding the extras.

A run by Luke Cador took him to the line after Trowbridge had responded with a penalty before sharp handling sent Cador over again.

Trowbridge hit back with a converted score but visiting centre Callum Gillard danced through the defence before being stopped short, only for Hurn to sell a dummy and score the bonus-point try.

Trowbridge scored their second try before the interval but Melksham centre Kieran Jenkins shrugged off defenders to get his side on the board against before Hurn's delayed pass sent Cador in for a hat-trick score, Hurn converting.

A penalty try and Cador's fourth try wrapped things up despite Trowbridge scoring again in the final play.

It was a bad day for Pewsey Vale, who were whitewashed 41-0 at Avonvale.