CHIPPENHAM moved level on points with second-placed Banbury in South West One East with a 27-22 triumph at Grove.

The visitors made a poor start in Oxfordshire as some indisciplined defending allowed the home side two tries inside the first 10 minutes.

A Dan Wainwright penalty got the away side on the scoreboard before Chippenham levelled the game after slick set piece from the backs and a scintillating run down the left flank by full-back Will Waddington, who broke three tackles, Wainwright adding the extras.

The visitors' momentum continued with number eight Charlie Palmer rampaging over after minutes of sustained pressure in the Grove 22.

Within minutes, Chippenham went over again as Henry Corp crossed, another Grove score making it 20-17 to Chippenham at half-time.

A second Palmer try after the break, Wainwright again converting took them further clear before Grove responded with a try to bag a bonus point.

Royal Wootton Bassett's see-saw form since the turn of the year continued as they were upset 17-10 at home by struggling local rivals Swindon.

Bassett are well clear of their local rivals in the table but that counted for nothing as Swindon seized the early initiative with a try.

The home side responded as fly-half Ieuan Clements kicked ahead and full-back Fin Dewar touched down near the corner, scrum-half Tom Fieldsend adding the conversion.

Lots of effort from both sides was negated by both defences, but as the first half came to a close Swindon scored in the corner to lead 10-7.

In added time, Fieldsend landed a penalty to level the scores up.

The second half developed into a tense affair with few chances but Swindon had a clear territorial advantage and an incisive attack saw the ball moved wide for the winning converted try in the corner.