TROWBRIDGE head coach Dan Jeffries believes momentum is building behind the Doric Park side's Southern Counties South campaign after Saturday's 29-14 victory at local rivals Corsham took them up to second in the table.

Jeffries' men endured a disappointing start to the campaign, losing their opening two matches, but have since reeled off four straight wins to put themselves among the early frontrunners.

With two of the bottom three to come over the next fortnight, a trip to Yeovil followed by Blandford at home, the team boss reckons his side can stay in position to mount a concerted challenge for honours this season, after missing out in the play-offs last term.

Jeffries formerly coached at Corsham and said: "That probably gave us a little bit of a tactical advantage but I was a bit disappointed with the way we finished the game.

"We scored three tries in the first 20 minutes to pull away but we took our foot off the gas a little bit and Corsham got themselves back into it.

"That probably gave us the spur we needed to score again and it was nice to beat one of the better sides in the division.''

For Corsham, it was their second defeat of the season as they trailed 17-0 at half-time at Lacock Road to tries from Max Day, Karl Parry and Karl Crosbie.

The home side played their best rugby of the game after it to score two tries by Kyran Broughton and Liam Snape, both converted by Matt Draper and close to within three points.

Trowbridge came back strongly though and took advantage when Corsham were reduced to 14 by a sin-binning to score two further tries through Shai Bonnick, Tom Weaver adding the balance of points with two conversions.

Jeffries added: "We had an awful start (to the season) but we've got back in the mix and it's been quite a nice run.

"There's quite a nice run up to Christmas now so we hope we can stay in there.''

Corsham head coach Tim Draper said: "Trowbridge deserved their win and are certainly the strongest team we have played so far.

"It was a game we can learn a lot from and it showed that if we back ourselves more we can play the style of rugby we want to against any of the teams in our league.''