PAUL Roberts scored a last-gasp try as Wimborne stormed back from 14 points down to defeat Chippenham.

The Minstermen recovered superbly to snatch a 22-21 victory at Leigh Park, making it two wins out of two in South West One East following promotion last season.

Chippenham took a 7-0 lead into the break and a second converted try after the restart seemingly gave the Wiltshire side control of the game.

But back came Wimborne with the try of the match. Mitch Stainer came in off his wing to create an overlap and debutant Ceylon Benyon scored in the right corner.

The deficit was then cut to four points when the home forwards drove Marcus Atkins over the line.

Another converted try for Chippenham appeared to have put the match out of reach but good work from Tom Moysey allowed Ryan Maidment to cross. Moysey converted.

The visitors then elected to kick for the corner when they could have gone for three points, the resultant attack being foiled by the Wimborne defence.

And the Minstermen snatched victory from the jaws of defeat when full-back Roberts beat covering defenders to the try line on the last play of the game.

Team manager Dan Draper said: "We're very pleased with start we’ve had this season and we have a real sense of excitement and anticipation at the prospect of competing with sides who have traditionally played at the higher level."

Meanwhile, Swanage & Wareham suffered a 22-6 loss at Sherborne in their Southern Counties South opener.

The visitors led 6-5 at the interval thanks to a drop goal and a penalty from Steve Woolley.

But after the break Sherborne added to their first-half try with three more scores – the first of which was converted – to triumph comfortably.