DAN Jeffries witnessed the performance he has been patiently waiting for from his Trowbridge outfit on Saturday when defeating Swindon 57-14 at home in South West One East.

Andrew Twinney scored a hat-trick of tries, while Ashley Chalk, Lewis Jordan, Carl Crosby and Lee Fairclough also crossed the whitewash as Jeffries’ troops secured their biggest victory of the season.

It’s been a while coming for the Trowbridge head coach, who admitted afterwards that lacking a clinical edge in the concluding 20 minutes of games so far this season has cost his side additional league points.

“We’ve been saying for a month that someone is going to be on the wrong end of a big result soon,” said Jeffries.

“We’ve played well for 60 minutes in most of our games, but just haven’t been able to finish them off.

“It all came together, we played 80 minutes of great rugby. Everything clicked in the second half, we stopped playing unnecessary rugby in defence and started to pull away.

“Historically across the season, we’ve taken our foot off the gas a bit in the second half, but we scored four tries and converted three of those – which was really good to see.

“That earned us a really convincing win.”

The league takes a break this weekend before Trowbridge return to action on November 17 to face struggling Witney, who have only one win to their name so far this season.

Several members of the team will spend the weekend resting, however, some of the club’s rising stars will fill the void left in training to experience mixing with Trowbridge’s senior players.

Jeffries added: “We’ll continue to train, but we do have a lot of guys that will be resting.

“It’s a long season, but we will be using this weekend to develop a bit.

“We’ve got some young guys that have a chance to be mixing with the first-team squad while we can develop and refine some of the areas of play we’ve been looking at.

“Our attacking play is starting to come together now – we’re going to spend the next two weeks looking to move to the next level.

“We’ve been really happy with the standard this season, we’ve definitely found our level.

“With a bit of luck and the right availability, I think we could be in a different league position.

“Newbury are the best side in the league, but outside of that there’s not one team that I wouldn’t expect us to compete with in the return fixtures.

“We lost three early games because of a late score – I do think the second half of the season is something we can build on.”