Wimborne RFC came from behind to secure a bonus point win against Walcot for the Minstermen’s fourth straight victory in Southern Counties South.
The visitors led at half time, but second half tries from Jason Llewellyn, Ollie Hammer and Rob Best gave Wimborne victory, which keeps them two points behind third-placed Sherborne RFC.
Tyler Adams opened the scoring for Wimborne when he crashed over the line after ten minutes of play, before the visitors began to take control of the game.
Walcot broke through the Wimborne defence, levelling the score with their first try. The successful conversion gave the away side a two-point lead after 40 minutes.
Wimborne made a bright start to the second period, and re-took the lead when Rob Best’s surge allowed Llewellyn to go over, with James Mikolajewski adding two points with a difficult conversion from the touchline.
Walcot continued to look for a way back into the game, but a powerful driving maul from the hosts created an opportunity for Hammer to burst through the visitors’ defence and score a try under the posts, which Mikolajewski again converted.
In similar fashion to Wimborne’s victory over Dorchester last week, Best collected possession in the final passage of play after a Walcot mistake at the breakdown, and powered over the line to secure the bonus point.
Wimborne visit unbeaten league leaders Wells RFC on Saturday, with November’s agonising defeat against the Somerset side added motivation for the Minstermen.
George Froud’s late try gave Wells an 18-15 win, the closest the league leaders have come to defeat so far this season.