WIMBORNE overturned a 12-point deficit to seal victory in their South West One East opener at Bicester.

The Minstermen, promoted from Southern Counties South last season, recovered well to earn a 23-17 triumph and four points from their trip to Oxfordshire.

Fellow league new boys Bicester scored a converted try minutes into Saturday's clash.

And after the visitors missed a couple of opportunities to reply, another home try extended into double figures the home side's lead.

But on the half hour mark, Tom Moysey's burst allowed Ryan Maidment to cross and debutant Harry Bazalgette duly slotted the extras.

Wimborne hit the front for the first time after the restart thanks to a couple of penalties from ex-colt Bazalgette.

Although skipper Dec Foley was sin-binned, that did not stop the Wimborne charge.

First, Moysey's kick was collected by Bazalgette who touched down and converted himself. Then Moysey thumped a 30-metre drop goal between the sticks.

Bicester managed a third try in the closing minutes but the Wimborne defence held strong despite intense pressure.

Minstermen: Roberts, Brown, Bartlett, Bazalgette, Stainer, Moysey, Maidment, King, Warren, Corbin, Foley, Degeura, Galdes, Atkins, Davies. Replacements: Pride, Carter, Mitchell.