Wimborne 40pts, Trowbridge 16
WIMBORNE continued their recent run of good form at Leigh Park on Saturday when, following a faltering start, they ran out convincing winners over second-in-the-table Trowbridge in a Southern Counties South encounter.
Trowbridge took an early lead with two penalty goals in the first six minutes before Wimborne made their first foray into the visitors' territory gaining a penalty in front of the posts which Tom Moysey pulled wide. A few minutes later another kick was missed.
Wimborne continued to press forward and their reward came after 20 minutes when at a lineout close to the Trowbridge line the ball was cleanly taken by Matt Warwick who slipped it to Andy Unwin who, with the assistance of Alex Priest, drove over the line for the score. Moysey converted.
Trowbridge soon retook the lead with another penalty but Wimborne hit back in a somewhat fortuitous manner as there seemed to be a Wimborne knock-on before Warwick touched down against the post for the try which Moysey converted.
Wimborne were now well in the ascendancy and just before half-time the lead was increased when the home pack took a scrum against the head. Foley made the break from the back of the scrummage before feeding Steve King who ran in from 30 metres to score under the posts. Moysey converted to give Wimborne a 12-point lead.
At the start of the second-half Wimborne immediately went on the attack and secured the bonus point when the ball was retained through several phases before Moysey spotted a gap and jinked over for a try which he converted. From the kick-off Wimborne tried to run the ball back from deep but were punished when an injudicious pass was intercepted by Trowbridge and run in for a converted try.
Wimborne soon scored again, when the ball was swung wide along the line for Jimmy Brokenshire to use his speed and score wide out. It was now time for the Wimborne defence to play their part as, with Sean Murphy in the sin bin, Trowbridge attempted to make the most of their numerical advantage.
The final score came with 10 minutes remaining as Jimmy Brokenshire seized on a dropped ball in the Trowbridge backs and went on a mazy run to score a try which Moysey converted. This victory lifts Wimborne to second in the league.