WIMBORNE recorded a hat-trick of South West One East victories with an impressive 38-27 triumph at bottom side Swindon.

The win earned the Minstermen their fifth success of the campaign.

Despite conceding an early penalty, Wimborne took the lead for the first time when Will Grogan broke clear to score a well-taken try, which was converted by Lewis Munster.

Swindon touched down a converted try of their own before a successful Paul Roberts penalty for the visitors put them back on level terms.

Further scores from Kristian Heeps and the evergreen Marcus Atkins kept the scoreboard ticking over for the Dorset club but Swindon led 24-20 at the break thanks to two more converted scores.

Wimborne regained the advantage on 49 minutes when Munster showed impressive speed to outstrip the home defence and score out wide, only for another successful penalty to put the hosts back in front.

But with Swindon tiring, Wimborne’s Ryan Morrell ran powerfully through to cross the whitewash – he converted his own try to put the Minstermen 32-27 ahead.

And it was Morrell who twice stepped up to land penalty attempts and put the game beyond Swindon in the closing exchanges.

Wimborne are eighth in the table with 25 points.