TROWBRIDGE triumphed 23-17 at home to county rivals Chippenham to claim a first win of the season in South West one East.

The Doric Park side trailed 7-0 early on but Tom Weaver got them on the board with a penalty before a brace of tries from Ross Williams and another seven points from Weaver's boot put Trowbridge 20-7 up at the break.

Although Chippenham scored a second try of their own after the restart, the only other addition to the scoreboard was a penalty apiece as Trowbridge held firm for the win.

Trowbridge head coach Dan Jeffries said: “It’s nice to get a win early. It’s our biggest local derby and we have never beaten Chippenham before, so it was quite a good day for us.

“We had one player in the squad over 30 but seven under 20, so the maturity of the players is a really big positive.”

Elsewhere, Royal Wootton Bassett made it two bonus-point wins out of two at the start with a 34-10 success at home to Old Patesians.

Marlborough were also hunting a second victory in a row but suffered their first defeat after going down 41-14 at Sherborne.

Marlborough had seven first team players missing – two of which had been seconded by Harlequins to play in the Premiership 7s event.

From the kick-off, a well-drilled Sherborne team showed they had come to play in front of their home crowd.

Within 15 minutes, Marlborough were down by 10 points due to poor discipline and defending, and by the 25th minute, Sherborne had scored another converted try.

Fortunately, in the last play of the first half, Marlborough scored a well-worked try. A driving maul set up a nice backs move for Russell Westcott to score, with Will Grant adding the extras to cut the half-time deficit to 17-7.

Marlborough started the second half well and were back in the hunt following a strong multi-phase set play which sent Jack Lynd in for a try, again converted by Grant.

The visitors’ zest was short lived as Sherborne then started to get the upper hand again and scored a good try from a crossfield kick while playing a penalty advantage.

By this time the penalty count against Marlborough was sadly well into double figures, with the next score coming from a Sherborne kick straight in front of the posts after another infringement from the visitors.

Marlborough were forced to play the final 10 minutes a man short after a yellow card for a deliberate knock-on, and Sherborne made the most of the numerical advantage to run in two more tries before the final whistle.