SWINDON College Old Boys chief Martin Lloyd reckons everything fell into place for his side as he and fellow coach Mark Lea get set to depart the club.

In their final game of the Southern Counties South season, College Old Boys came out on top against bottom-of-the-league Blandford in a 46-10 home win.

The victory, which was their seventh of the season, saw them finish ninth in the league standings, something Lloyd deemed a successful return for the year.

“It was the first time that we put everything together and we saved the best performance until last,” said Lloyd.

“We played some really nice rugby and it just clicked.

“It’s a little bit frustrating because we had so many close-run games over the season.

“This one, Blandford, we were really good and the performance was reflected in the score – we were really good value for money.

“Mark Lea and myself have been working hard over the past few years. Some young players have come to fruition, we’ve had some new players arrive and some have come into their own this season.

“This year we have just struggled with injuries and continuity. When you have a small squad, which we have, then it is going to have a massive knock on effect.

Lloyd also believes the club are in safe hands next season, with former Supermarine men’s and ladies coach Jamie Barrett taking over - and paid tribute to those already at the club.

“Jamie is taking over. He is quite a highly thought of and well qualified coach and I think the club are very lucky to get him actually,” he added.

“He is buzzing. There were a few applications in to take over the club and he was head and shoulders above those, he comes with a really good reputation.

“Rory O’Brien has been an inspiration all the way through this season. He’s a great club man and Gareth Davis has led from the front. “It’s been a hard season but those guys have been instrumental as well as Damon Murphy.”

In South West One East, Swindon and Royal Wootton Bassett as their signed off their respective campaigns with a win.

Swindon were 39-15 winners at home to Grove, while Bassett who were also on home turf, won 38-28 against Old Centralians.

Chris Rowland, Ieuan Clements, Phil Bardwell, Fin Dewar, Chris Patterson and Tom Fieldsend all registered tries, while the latter added four conversions.

Lastly, in Dorset & Wilts One North, Supermarine collected a 34-7 home win over Swindon 2nd at the weekend.