A PACK mentality is behind Trowbridge’s fine run of form as new faces start to gel, says head coach Dan Jeffries.

His side smashed Walcot 48-10 at the weekend, making it three wins on the trot in Southern Counties South.

Trowbridge now sit fourth in the table, having also notched convincing wins over Swindon College Old Boys and Swanage & Wareham without conceding in either game.

Jeffries said: “We started the season slowly with the amount of new guys we had after a successful summer of recruitment.

“We have five or six new guys in the first team and it’s taken a while to gel.

“The Dorset game was disappointing but we learnt from it and the team is coming together and starting to look stronger than last year.

“It’s taken time for the players to get to know each other.”

Max Day began the eight-try mauling with a score that was converted by Tom Weaver.

Karl Crosbie then followed up with a try, before Matt Howard’s contribution to the scoresheet was converted by Weaver.

Aiden Trethewey then widened the margin before Day added another two tries to his account.

Crosbie scored the final two tries, which were both converted by Weaver.

“It was great to get a good result against a decent side,” Jeffries said.

“We were disappointed to concede as we’d gone two games without conceding up to that point but it’s a good outcome against a decent side.”

The Doric Park outfit will travel to local rivals Corsham, who lie immediately above them in the table, in Saturday’s derby.

Corsham will go into the derby battle after edging out Swanage and Wareham 22-21.

The visitors went over for four tries through Andy Williamson, Harry Beazer, Robbie Robinson and Hamish Milner, with Andy Williamson managing to add the extras to one of them.

Bottom side Swanage were able to set up a nervy finale to the match with two converted tries late on.

Corsham first-team coach Tim Draper said: “We are delighted with the result because the weather made it difficult to get any continuity.

“We scored four good tries but it was a mixed performance. It was disappointing that we switched off in the last 10 minutes to let Swanage in for two late tries.”