CHIPPENHAM inflicted a first defeat in six games on Royal Wootton Bassett with a bonus-point 36-12 South West One East success at Ballards Ash on Saturday.

The win kept the Allington Field side in second place in the table behind unbeaten Old Patesians as they ran in six tries to clinch derby success.

A feisty start saw the visitors receive two yellow cards in quick succession and Bassett made the breakthrough as influential prop Chris Rowland was able to force his way over in the corner.

Chippenham captain Sam Saunders responded with some sublime footwork for their first try, but the home side led at the interval as a Bassett break saw a scrum near the line.

Number eight Kyle Lovell picked up and dummied, creating enough space to force his way over under pressure. Second row and skipper Dave Hogg converted.

A fine display of powerful, incisive rugby did for the home side after the break as Chippenham took command.

Slick midfield handling from Lewis Surry and a deceptive show-and-go from Jacob Unwin, allowed him to unleash Tom Fogerty to score under the posts.

After converting his own try, he returned to the tee after assisting Dan Carter’s try in the right corner.

With the visiting pack becoming more effective, carries from Dan Keat and Aaron Ascott and Aaron Clarke helped to tee up Brad Doggett’s bulldozing finish on the left before flanker Matt Dickens was denied a score by excellent defence, only for Doggett to finish a fine run of phases soon after, Fogarty adding the extras.

An initial bust by Charlie Palmer then left the home team on the back foot and Ascott capitalised, breaking two tackles on his way to the try line.

The final try saw Dickens escape down the left and offload to Carter, whose 'no-look' pass found full-back Will Waddington to round things off with the final try, Dom Riccio adding the extras.