INSPIRED Chippenham recorded their biggest home win of the season on Saturday when downing a trying Trowbridge side 70-19 in South West One East.

Buoyed by victories over previously unbeaten Royal Wootton Bassett and county rivals Salisbury earlier in the month, Chippenham disposed of their pre-Christmas rivals accordingly at Allington Fields and made the most of having a strong squad to select from.

Despite the thumping scoreline, it was Trowbridge that made the better start as the visitors scored in the corner after a kick from an early scrum was knocked on.

Chippenham almost immediately responded from the restart as Joe Thomas slipped a perfect pass behind the defenders into the arms of Emosi Nadaubale, who crossed the whitewash to score.

Tom Douglas added the extras as Chippenham led for the first time, 7-5.

Rarely were the hosts panicked by their opponents after Nadaubale’s opener.

Thomas was again involved in their second try as his chip picked out Oli Alcorn, who touched down in the corner for an unconverted try.

Charlie Palmer was another to score in the opening half. His try also wasn’t converted, meaning Chippenham led 17-5.

Palmer added a quick second to confirm the all-important fourth bonus-point try before Trowbridge cut their deficit by scoring in the corner after finding a gap out wide.

Chippenham’s lead was stretched to 15 points when Harry Murphy out-sprinted the visitors’ winger to register a brilliant individual try before half-time as the score stood at 27-12.

Chippenham only conceded one try throughout the second half, that occurred towards the end shortly after the hosts’ 58th point had been registered.

Alex Christopher notched Chippenham’s first try of the second half before Murphy scored a brilliant second.

The game was marred slightly when Chippenham’s Emosi was shown a red card for retaliation, while a Trowbridge player was shown yellow.

Regardless of the situation, Chippenham continued to stamp their authority on the game as Ryan Brown scored his first try for the club – Douglas this time added the extras.

Chippenham were now rampant – Nat Parkes and Palmer touched down before Trowbridge recorded their only score of the second half.

Palmer and Alcorn then confirmed their hat-tricks to take the hosts’ tally to 70 points.

Victory promoted Chippenham to fifth in the division, while relegation-threatened Trowbridge remain a point short of safety in 13th.

Elsewhere, RoyalWootton Bassett carried their fight for the title into the Christmas break thanks to a 36-26 win away at Old Patesians.

Sam Davies ran in two tries for the visitors, while Ethan Stock, Maikeli Volavola and Charlie Hix also got themselves over the whitewash as Bassett travelled home with the full five points to their name.

The victory was a 12th from 14 league games for Alan Low’s side this season and keeps them third in the table, just two points behind leaders Old Centralians.

Marlborough suffered a 27-22 loss at home to Sherborne.