SWINDON St George made it back-to-back West of England League wins as they dispatched local rivals Oxford Cavaliers 36-28 at the weekend.

Jack Daynes broke the deadlock for Ben Whincup’s side as he crossed the line early on from a sweeping move.

Connor Tomley was unable to convert but made no mistake soon afterwards as he added the extras to Dan Brown’s try.

St George stretched their lead further when Charles Burnett went over in the corner before Oxford managed a response shortly afterwards.

However, they were soon suppressed as George Cowley scooted over the line from 10 yards to make it 20-6.

Whincup praised his side for their first-half performance, but concedes they did fall away towards the end of the contest.

“It was an absolutely fantastic win, it was the best I have seen us play,” said Whincup.

“I think that kind of performance has been coming because of the type of players we have brought in this year.

“It was only a matter of time until they started to play to that level.

“The break took away some of our momentum. We struggled with some of the intensity but I don’t think we needed the break.”

With some of the players having played for the opposition previously, Whincup was pleased to see his side stick to the game plan and come away with the win.

“All the players are starting to play at the same level together and all the players across the 20 are playing at the same intensity,” he added.

“You could tell from a few of them what it meant to them and you could tell by the way they were taking the ball in.

“As long as they play with passion and as a team, I don’t mind it. If they don’t try to do everything on their own and remember their jobs then I am all for it.

“You don’t win anything playing individually, especially at this level. We knew it was a derby and we knew who it meant a lot to.”

Whincup will take his team on the road on Saturday as they come up against Bristol Sonics for their third game of the season.