WIMBORNE failed to deliver victory in their final home fixture of the South West One East season after a 38-14 reverse against Banbury.

The visitors controlled the early stages and their pacy backs proved too hot to handle as they stormed in three converted tries inside 20 minutes.

The Minstermen started to gain a foothold in the latter part of the half and made inroads on Banbury's lead.

After testing the Banbury backline, Ryan Maidment intercepted possession and darted through to score a try, with Joel Mariner adding the extras to trail 21-7 at the break.

However, in the second half, the Oxfordshire side broke from within their own half to regain a 21-point advantage.

Wimborne continued to battle and added their second converted try when Dylan Case scored under the posts.

Attempts from the Leigh Park outfit to assert concerted pressure failed to produce any further points.

In the final 15 minutes, Banbury crashed over for their fifth converted try and then put the match beyond any doubt with a penalty goal from in front of the posts.

Defeat left Wimborne seventh with 60 points. On Saturday, they end the season with a trip to Beaconsfield.