SALISBURY RFC Colts kept up their hopes of winning the Dorset and Wilts Merit Table title after a 24-15 victory over visiting Sherborne Colts last Sunday, writes JOHN PALMER.

The match was hard-fought and close all the way through. Salisbury were first on the scoreboard with a try from Jacques Kinnison.

Sherborne then scored, and the hosts closed out the first half with a try from number 8 Adam Farr.

Fullback Cameron Mould converted, to go into the break 12-5 ahead.

Early in the second half Farr scored his second, also converted by Mould, but Sherborne hit back quickly to trail 19-12.

With 10 minutes remaining, Huw Hallsworth raced in for the fourth try, which was unconverted.

Sherborne then scored almost immediately to make it 24-17, and with no further scores Salisbury recorded a bonus point win.

Salisbury are now second in the table, six points behind leaders Wimborne with two games remaining, which are both against Wimborne home and away.

They will be aiming to win both, and secure the Merit Table title.