CALNE took over at the top of Dorset & Wilts Two North as they toppled previously-unbeaten leaders Sutton Benger 15-13 on Saturday.

In a frantic start, Calne's front row of Pete Brownlie, Dave Evans and Shane McCafferty enjoyed the upper hand against the home scrummage and the visitors took the lead with a Rhys Taylor penalty.

Benger responded with a converted try after some missed tackles from the away side, but Calne were back in front before half-time as number eight Alan Wicks controlled the ball well at the back of a quickly-advancing scrum to drive over to score an unconverted try.

Benger started the second period the better and a penalty took them back in front before a second place kick handed them a five-point advantage.

But the visitors gained momentum and, after a break from Brian Hopkins, Taylor, Marcus Turner and Adam Young were in support to set up Chris Addinell, who cut a fine line to outpace the full-back to score, Taylor's conversion proving the deciding factor.

Calne chairman Chris Austin said: “We knew this would be a big test for us.

"Sutton Benger are a solid team and played very well. But we ground out the win and we showed great character and heart and we would not be denied. Every player gave it their all and defensively, we were immense.''