SWINDON St George missed the chance to close in on third place in the Southern Conference League West Division table after a 36-14 defeat at home to All Golds.

St George’s defeat leaves them eight points behind the Gloucestershire side they fell to at the weekend, although Swindon do have two games in hand on a couple of the teams above them.

The home side showed plenty of fight in the mid-table clash, but could not take advantage of key moments and ended up losing a fairly even game by a significant points margin.

The visitors opened the scoring early on before St George responded with a try of their own not long afterwards.

All Golds then re-took the lead before Swindon responded for a second time prior to the half-time interval.

A first-half sin-binning did not help St George’s cause as they fell to an 18-10 deficit at the break.

And while the home side did manage to move within four points at the start of the second period, All Golds proved too strong in the end as they ran out 36-14 winners.

St George are at home once again this Saturday as they host second placed Torfaen Tigers at Swindon RFC (kick-off 2.30pm).