CURRENT Bill Beaumont Championship Division Two holders Dorset & Wilts emerged victorious with a 39-28 win over Berkshire at Bestwall.

Weymouth & Portland trio James Newsam, Billy Hayne and Reece Makin all played, while Dorchester winger Jack Adams shone brightly with a brace of tries.

In a match that can only be described as a game of two halves, the Twin Counties raced into the lead, scoring at a point a minute, and were 27-0 up inside the first 27 minutes of the game, seemingly cruising to an easy victory.  

With half-time beckoning, the visitors drove over from a line-out to open their account with a try to make the half-time score 27-7.

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After the turn around, it was the Twin Counties who were on the back foot.

After an hour had elapsed and with Dorset & Wilts’ leading margin cut to 11 points, the consensus around the ground was the team who scored the next try would probably go on the take the victory.  

Fortunately for the hosts, it was scored by Swanage and Wareham flanker Connor Moag, who, in touching down, completed his hat-trick of tries after crossing the whitewash twice in the first half.  

The visitors scored again in the dying minutes, but the referee blew to call the proceedings to a halt, with Dorset & Wilts taking the victory they deserved despite having their supporters biting their nails throughout the second half.