TROWBRIDGE coach Dan Jeffries lauded a job well done by his side as they thrashed Southern Counties South basement boys Swanage & Wareham 52-0 at Doric Park on Saturday.

The home side kept themselves within striking distance of the top two - Sherborne and Marlborough - with an eight-try display to rack up a comfortable five-point triumph.

Jeffries said: "You can only beat what is in front of you and we did that very well.

We're still in the mix. The game went to uncontested scrums at one point and that really broke up its momentum, but we came through well.

"It's gives us the perfect momentum to go into this weekend (at home to Swindon College). We beat them by 25 points at their place earlier in the season but they didn't really miss a tackle and they will be a very tough team.''

Lewis Jordan scored a brace of tries, as did Max Day for the home side.

Wade Loftus and Karl Crosbie also touched down, as did Tom Weaver, who also booted five conversions, while a further seven-pointer came courtesy of a penalty try.

Corsham got back to winning ways as they put daylight between themselves in fourth and fifth-placed North Dorset by edging home 18-17 at Lacock Road.

Matt Draper's penalty cancelled out an early Dorset effort before Corsham went ahead with a try by Robbie Robinson after Kalif Barnes' chip-ahead.

A Dorset try and three penalties saw them assume command 17-8 after the break but Corsham staged a late revival to score a try through Barnes, who also converted to bring the score to 15-17.

With minutes remaining Dorset conceded a penalty and Barnes coolly slotted the winning kick.

Corsham head coach Tim Draper said: "The way we finished the game in the last 15 minutes was fantastic. The guys deserved to win because they played some great attacking rugby in very difficult conditions to get back in front and then hold out North Dorset with some strong and disciplined defence in the last few minutes.''