TROWBRIDGE coach Dan Jeffries believes his side are learning to play to their full potential over 80 minutes more as each week passes by, despite Saturday’s South West One East 29-5 loss away at Wimborne.

Jeffries’ men entered half-time level with Wimborne before four tries for the hosts in the second 40 put the game beyond Trowbridge’s reach.

While the result dropped Trowbridge to 11th following Chippenham’s win at Salisbury, Jeffries insists more is to come from his troops ahead of key games against Banbury, Beaconsfield and Marlborough before Christmas.

He said: “We played really well for most of the game, Wimborne is a tough place and I’ve never gone there and won.

“We started well, we were dominant in the first 20 minutes.

“We didn’t have that clinical edge to get over the line. We’re coming off the back of a good away performance, I definitely feel like we’ve got something to build on.

“The league is very competitive, there isn’t much between the top and the bottom – because of that I don’t think our league position reflects where we are.

“We’ve kept ourselves out of the relegation zone all season, now with a home game (against Banbury) and then Beaconsfield, we’re hoping to pick up more points before Christmas to keep the pressure off.

“We knew there would be a lot of learning to be done this season – now we need to perform for 80 minutes in every game, and we’re getting better at that every week.”