CHIPPENHAM brushed aside memories of the previous week's defeat to fellow promotion chasers Banbury by demolishing South West One East basement boys Bicester 85-12 on Saturday.

The home side were instantly on the front foot at Allington Field through Aaron Ascott's charge and it wasn't long before the ball went wide for Will Waddington to go over the line for the first try.

Brad Doggett had followed his teammate over inside the first 10 minutes and Andy Rossiter added another to take the hosts 21 points clear.

Bicester responded with their own first-half score but Waddington and Doggett scored another try each and Waddington completed his treble before the half was out for a 42-5 interval lead.

Chippenham were straight out of the blocks in the second period, Tom Fogerty touching down before Ryan Surry showed clever feet to go over.

Jacob Unwin exposed gaps in the defence having burst onto a searching pass from Lewis Surry and held off the defence to throw a dummy to score Chippenham’s ninth.

Doggett then completed his hat-trick by bursting through the defence before wing Dan Carter's inside pass to Unwin sent him in for his second.

Bicester added their second score but Charlie Palmer received the kick-off and burst through under the posts before Doggett's fourth try completed the rout.

Royal Wootton Bassett blew an 18-point second-half lead as Witney snatched a 31-29 success at Ballards Ash.

Starting well, debutant Rychknyx McKenzie took a clean lineout and fed hooker Phil Bardwell, who crossed for a sixth-minute lead.

Scrum-half Tom Fieldsend landed the conversion before Witney hit back with a penalty following an offside infringement.

The visitors attempted to run the ball but a loose pass saw a superb interception from Bassett fly-half Ieuan Clements who raced 40 metres to score under the posts, Fieldsend adding the extras, then kicking a penalty.

Bassett were guilty of poor defending in the 32nd minute when missed tackles allowed an unconverted try in the corner.

But the home side continued to press and a rare strike against the head saw the defence caught flat-footed as Clements scythed through the line to allow centre Elye Darragh a simple touchdown in the corner.

A Witney penalty left it 22-11 at the break but Bassett looked to have the game under control just after the restart as the outstanding Clements again burst through to score under the posts.

Full-back Robert Cooper slotted the conversion and Bassett led 29-11 but the comeback started as Witney crossed for a try before Clements was yellow-carded for a breakdown offence.

The visitors added two quick tries, one converted, to leave Bassett a point ahead before a late penalty ripped the win from the home side's grasp.