WARMINSTER climbed into the top four of the Dorset & Wilts One North table with a 35-12 win at home to Calne.

The visitors had the upper hand early on, regaining their kick-off and asserting pressure on the Amber and Blues’ defence.

After a weathering the storm, Warminster managed to force a mistake and Jimmy Rees put the ball through the hands of the backs until Dan Harris fumbled a catch.

The resulting scrum gave Calne a good platform and the remainder of the half saw them use their set-piece well to cause the hosts problems.

After Calne missed a penalty, Warminster struck first on the scoreboard as Dan McIntyre burst through a gap to score under the posts, with Jason Sprangle slotting the extras.

Warminster began to look dangerous with ball in hand and created a few chances, with a Crossfield kick allowing Tom Evans to use his pace to rush in for a converted try.

McIntyre was then able to score his second touchdown before the half was ended to take the score to 21-0 at the break.

Calne were first to strike in the second half as an overlap was exploited out wide, and although Evans rushed across to stop it, the tackle was deemed high and a penalty try was awarded along with a yellow card for Evans.

With a numerical advantage, Calne began to put pressure on the hosts but strong defending kept them at bay.

With the Calne defence tiring themselves, Warminster made them pay as Sam Couch spotted a gap and went through to score.

James Payne was next on the scoresheet after some quick ball found its way out wide.

Calne had the final say with a fine individual try, but it did little to impact the final outcome.

Elsewhere, Melksham went down 45-3 at home to league leaders Combe Down.