ROYAL Wootton Bassett head coach Alan Low was content with the 29-14 South West One East victory over Swindon that moved his side up to third in the standings.

Low felt his side were pushed all the way at Greenbridge Road before securing the bonus-point success that saw his men tucked in behind leaders Newbury Blues and unbeaten Marlborough.

“We played well. Defensively we had a really good effort and in attack we felt as if we left a few scores out there,” said Low.

“All your form books go out of the window when you play a derby game, so to come off with a win was fantastic so I am happy.

“It was a good derby game. I think if anyone was watching as a neutral then it would have been a good game of rugby that was evenly contested throughout the game.

“There wasn’t a feeling that it was one-way traffic at any point, it was one of those local games that probably felt closer than what the scoreboard said at the end of the game.''

Bassett's first period of sustained pressure saw Swindon caught offside at the breakdown and fly-half Tom Fieldsend slotted the penalty.

Midway through the half Bassett extended their lead when scrum-half Jefeti Vakalalabure dummied and went over near the corner.

A sustained forward effort saw veteran hooker Felipe "BoBo" Kapedemai drive over, Fieldsend converting.

Just before the interval an attempted clearance kick was charged down by wing Scott Douglas who fed centre Elye Darragh who secured the bonus point, Fieldsend converting for a 22-0 lead.

As Swindon chased the game in the second half, a loose pass was seized on by Bassett skipper Gavin Ougan who outpaced the cover defence to score under the posts, Fieldsend converting, before Swindon hit back with two late converted tries from Ben Saville and Wayne Lower.

Low added: "It was a tough day at the office. There will be a few bumps and bruises and we have a few guys booked in for physio during the week because we are back at it with another local derby this weekend in Trowbridge.

“There will be some sore bodies but hopefully nothing that will be overly concerning. We will have to wait and see how the players feel.”

In Southern Counties South, Swindon College Old Boys picked up a comfortable home win, they won 26-15 against Grove.

Eoin Crean and Florin Palcau registered, both converted by Charlie Grabe, who also kicked three penalties.

Dorset & Wilts One North side Supermarine suffered a heavy home defeat, losing 70-17 to Minety, Michael Baptiste claimed two tries and a conversion, Montgomery Green also crossed the line.