MARLBOROUGH received a double boost in their quest for Southern Counties South honours as they put county rivals Corsham to the sword while leaders Sherborne lost their unbeaten record.

The Common men ran in eight tries to register a five-point triumph, while Sherborne were ousted 30-22 at home by Trowbridge to cut the gap at the top of the table to four points.

Marlborough had been beaten 36-22 when they travelled to Corsham on the second weekend of the campaign but took their revenge emphatically as they romped into s 22-0 half-time lead.

Lotu Ngungutau picked up and drove over from a ruck after just a minute, captain and scrum-half Jake Williams converting before the lead was extended just a few minutes later when a solo effort from Mitieli Vulikijapani saw him out-pace the defenders to score.

Williams added the extras and after 12 minutes a penalty from in front of the posts.

After 25 minutes Jack Lynd scored as he after burst through in the corner.

The tries continued to come in the second half and Russ Westcott finished off a good backs move in the corner just three minutes in.

Seven minutes later Joeli Radovu used his pace to score, Williams converting.

Vulikijapani scored a second try, again under the posts, with Williams adding the extras before Ben Fulton used his strength to hit a great line off a good pass form Amori Nailago to go through and touch down.

Flanker Josaia Visei's his first for the club, against converted by Williams, took his tally to seven.

Corsham head coach Tim Draper said: "They were by far the better team on the day and played at a level above any other side that we have faced in the league this season.

"We looked looked very rusty to start with after a month off over the Christmas break, were three tries down in the first 10 minutes and never managed to get our game going.

"We will take it on the chin, learn a lot from it and come back positive next week.''

Devizes also got their season going back in the right direction as they put 40-plus point past Blandford for the second time this season.

The Saddlebacks had won 45-24 in Dorset earlier in the campaign but were stung by an early try for the visitors before good link-up play by scrum-half John Bramwell and Rhys Harries saw the Devizes flanker burst through a gap to go over, Rory Brown kicking the extras.

The hosts then took the lead with a well-worked move off a lineout which saw outside centre Lewis Dodds hand off three tacklers to score.

Before the break Dodds got his second as Devizes counter-attacked well with Chris Barter and Matt Strong linking well before putting Dodds in space, Brown kicking the extras.

Blandford went over for the second try at the start of the second half but a Brown drop goal got Devizes moving again.

Good link-up play between Brown and Jorge Wadman sent Dodds over for his hat-trick, Brown again converting before Brown found a gap and the supporting Wadman touched down.

Dodds got on the end of some more good play to scored his furth and round off the scoring.