WIMBORNE ended their South West One East season with a 28-14 reverse in their first ever competitive visit to Beaconsfield.

Defeat and results elsewhere left Wimborne ninth, one place above last season’s finish.

Backed by a large travelling contingent of supporters, Wimborne started well but they were unable to turn their early dominance into points.

Beaconsfield began to grow into the match but at half-time it remained scoreless. Early in the second half, the hosts raced ahead with a converted try.

The Minstermen responded when replacement Max Tipping, on for the injured Ryan Maidment, touched down following a scrum close to the home side’s line and Joel Mariner converted to level the score.

Beaconsfield stormed back in front with two converted tries in the space of four minutes to lead 21-7.

With Wimborne chasing the game, the Buckinghamshire outfit ran in a fourth try to open up a 21-point advantage.

The visitors ended the match on the front foot, with Steve King outstripping the defence to cross the whitewash before Mariner added a second conversion.