SWINDON College Old Boys director of rugby Martin Lloyd believes that there is a ‘great buzz around the club’ after they disposed of Devizes at the weekend.

The Pipers Way outfit headed to the then Southern Counties South leaders after a week off.

However, College were still in a buoyant mood as they went into the match at London Road on a back of a 21-8 victory over Swanage and Wareham.

And while many people may have backed Devizes to maintain their unbeaten start to the campaign, College were able to keep things tight to claim a 15-8 victory thanks to tries from Gareth Davies and Rich Smith.

“Our defence was really good on Saturday,” Lloyd said. “It was well organised and a lot people put in some big hits and we did really well around the contact area - which is something that we have been working on.

“When we beat Swanage all our tries came from the backs, but on Saturday it was two tries from our forwards.

“We have been working on mixing things up this season and at Devizes, at times, it was quite attritional and we managed to keep it tight.”

The win for College has moved them up to seventh in the table having won two of their opening three matches.

“There is a great buzz around the club at the moment,” Lloyd added.

Royal Wootton Bassett wait for a first win of the season in South West One East continues.

However, the Ballards Ash men pushed Salisbury all the way as the visitors, who were relegated from National Three South West last term, claimed a 17-14 victory.

Bottom-of-the-table Bassett lead 7-0 at half-time thanks to a try from Kyle Lovell which was converted by Dave Hogg After the break, Salisbury came back to secure the win, while a try from Tim Gallimore which was again converted by Hogg ensured Alan Low’s men claimed a losing bonus point.

Swindon sit just one place above Bassett ahead of their derby clash at Greenbridge Road this week following a 35-3 defeat at Oxford Harlequins.

In Dorset and Wilts One North, Supermarine claimed a 23-17 win at Pewsey Vale.