LEADERS Yeovil put Salisbury RFC to the sword in Dorset and Wilts 1 South with a 62-35 victory.

With no game for the firsts, it was over to the seconds, who started slowly and found themselves 26-0 down before a sweeping move ended with Scott Neary scoring under the posts, converted by Tom Pottage.

Two further Yeovil scores saw them head into the break with a commanding 38-7 lead.

Despite that, a counter attack saw skipper Richard Roe touch down, quickly followed by Jake McConnell and Gordon Grant, all converted by Pottage. The momentum was with Salisbury but poor control of the ball let Yeovil’s strong runners and well-drilled forwards score twice more before Mike Dauwalder crashed over, Pottage converting for a 100 per cent record, before a final soft score completed the 62-35 loss.

Salisbury’s defeat sees them remain in third place.

n WITH no other home games, the veterans’ team, known as The Old Bustards, hosted Drybrook from the Forest of Dean for a friendly.

The Bustards included a galaxy of former senior players, while Drybrook featured Salisbury legend and former first-team captain Don Parsons.

Salisbury made a strong start and were rewarded with a try from centre Mark Lerpiniere within the first five minutes.

An attack from Dave Thorpe put Salisbury on the front foot and winger Declan McGregor raced in to score the second try. Fly-half Tom Buckingham converted.

Further tries from Lerpiniere, McGregor and one from Drybrook saw Salisbury go into half-time 26-5 ahead.

After the break, Drybrook added their second try, successfully converted. But Salisbury scored two further tries from full back Rob Martin and flanker Neil Bradford to win 38-12.