SWINDON College Old Boys’ head coach Mark Lea described Saturday’s 26-5 win over county rivals Corsham the ‘best performance of the season’.

The bonus-point success over Corsham was College’s fourth of the campaign with Owain Hire, Tucker Blinkhorn, Scott Douglas and Florin Palcau all crossing the line.

But while he was pleased to secure only their second bonus point of the campaign, Lea was delighted with the manner of the display.

“That was definitely our best performance of the season,” he said.

“You can’t question the guys’ commitment and heart in our previous performances, but on Saturday we played with a maturity which has been missing at this level.

“Corsham were a threat the whole game and our defence was superb.”

Lea was also pleased to see several players start to fulfil the potential that they have been threatening to display.

“It is hard to single players out after a performance like that,” the head coach said.

“But Connor Tomley is a 19-year-old fly-half we have got and he played with so much maturity.

“Then our number eight, Callum House, he has been here a while but has struggled with injuries and on Saturday he carried the ball the best that I have seen.”

Having begun the campaign with the aim of retaining their Southern Counties South status, Lea has set new targets for his side.

“When we started the season the aim was very much to stay in the league,” he said. “For me now, I’m looking at finishing in the top half of the table, I think that would make it a very good season.”

Swindon made it back-to-back wins in South West One East as they claimed a 12-10 win at Wimborne.

After beaying Stratford-Upon-Avon last weekend, the Greenbridge Road men secured their first win on the road this term thanks to tries from Wayne Lower and Adam Westall, who also added a conversion.

Royal Wootton Bassett soared to their fifth win on the trot and into the top half of the table as they won 38-12 at struggling Bicester, despite trailing 12-0 early on.

The home side struck first as their forwards rumbled over under the posts but clever thinking from scrum-half Tom Fieldsend saw him charge down the attempted conversion.

A second pushover try followed, this time converted, but Bassett struck back when a series of lineouts on the Bicester line led to a maul which saw Fieldsend race over unchallenged on the blind side.

Second row and skipper David Hogg converted before a smart break from centre Elye Darragh saw him tackled close to the line but he was able to release the ball to full-back Fin Dewar who went over near the corner, Hogg landing an excellent conversion.

After the break number eight Kyle Lovell added an unconverted try following a shortened lineout.

Shortly after, a power-packed run from second row Sam Robinson, following a Dewar break, saw the bonus point secured with the fourth try, Hogg converting.

Fieldsend then made a sniping run to ghost past Bicester defence, and Hogg added the extras.

Bassett were reduced to 13 in the final 10 minutes when prop Simon Anderton was injured with no further replacements possible and replacement forward Chris Patterson saw yellow for a deliberate knock-on. However, influential prop Chris Rowland was able to force his way over and Hogg converted.

In Dorset and Wilts One North, Supermarine crashed to another big defeat. After losing 71-0 at home to Combe Down last weekend, the South Marston side suffered an 86-0 at Bradford on Avon, who reclaimed top spot from Combe with the win.