CORSHAM registered their first point of the season in Southern Counties South following a 36-28 loss at home to Yeovil.

The point came courtesy of scoring four tries, and they were only just short of earning a second via a seven-point losing margin.

Elsewhere, Devizes made light work of in-form Combe Down to jump up to third in the table after coasting to a 45-10 victory.

It was the first stumbling block Saturday’s visitors hit in some time.

After amassing over 1,000 points on their way to winning the Dorset & Wilts North One title last year, Combe Down proved their worth in the region’s third tier when beating Yeovil and Corsham in their two opening games.

The hosts welcomed back Seb Hutchings into the front row, while George Starr filled the void flanker role left by the injured Josh Gould.

There were also seasonal debuts for Ben Biss and Sam White in the back-line.

Devizes quickly seized control of the game when Kieran Hiscock touched down against the post, Fergus O’Connor added the conversion to establish a seven-point lead.

Combe Down’s back three looked threatening throughout, but Devizes’ defensive wall dealt with attacking threats well. And the hosts soon doubled their lead when Lewis Dodds burst through the defence to ground under the posts – O’Connor again adding the extras.

The hosts’ 14-point lead didn’t last long, though, as a penalty kick was complimented by a converted try in the opening minutes of the second half – reducing Devizes’ lead to four points.

Against the run of play, Chris Barter crossed the chalk for Devizes’ third try.

Sam White then added the hosts’ fourth and fifth tries to extend the lead to 33-10.

There was a momentary lapse in the game as George Starr was shown a red card following a dangerous tackle.

Fourteen-man Devizes pulled together though as Lewis Paget and Dodds rounded off the scoring with tries six and seven.