MINETY completed the league double over nearest Dorset & Wilts One North rivals Royal Wootton Bassett 2nd on Saturday, celebrating their second successive shut-out of the new year with a 19-0 success on the road.

The villagers took the lead in the fourth minute, scrum-half Garin Garland slotting home a penalty but they then lost centre Jack Howse to a nasty eye injury.

Garland doubled the lead in the 17th minute after the Bassett line was caught off side after a lineout and the first try soon followed, Kieran Tillotsen’s midfield tackle turning over possession and Garland firing the ball through the backs to winger Ben Langridge, who evaded four defenders to score in the corner.

The lead was extended to 14 with another Garland penalty but the visitors then lost Langridge to an eye injury and fellow wing Dave Cook to a head injury.

A drab second half saw Bassett push hard, but they were unable to breach the line and Minety wrapped up victory when a 20-metre pass from fly-half Tom McAllister found replacement Jack Ward, who touched down.

Coach Hywel Rees said: "“It wasn’t pretty but we took our opportunities and made the best of difficult conditions.

"The tackling was tremendous, the set pieces worked despite so many player changes and Tom McAllister’s kicking was outstanding.”

Pewsey Vale also claimed a clean sheet on the road as they won 26-0 at struggling Supermarine.

On a foundation of territorial domination, Pewsey crafted a bonus-point win in harsh weather conditions.

A break by centre Sam Flippance put fellow centre Will Bowerman through unopposed from 30 metres out to score the opening try under the posts, fly-half James Haynes adding the extras.

Ten minutes later from a home team defensive scrum the ball was kicked downfield.

Wing Tom Flippance picked up in his twenty two, evading four tackles before number eight Jonny Mantle drove forward and offloaded to Bowerman who hit the whitewash out wide for his second.

Two second half tries, both converted, with no reply sealed the bonus point win for Pewsey.

At restart the home team’s kick went directly in to touch. The subsequent scrum was driven forward and the ball kicked ahead, where lock Olly Spence won the chase to touch down, Haynes adding the two points.

With five minutes to go, the ball was sent to prop Tom Baish who went in for the try, Haynes converting.