COACH Dan Draper said Wimborne could take a lot of encouragement from their 47-22 defeat by South West One East rivals Banbury at Leigh Park.

The Minstermen overcame a poor start and showed great resolve to claim a losing bonus point thanks to Joe Bartlett's dramatic late try.

His score added to touchdowns from Jamie Walton, Ashton Kerley and Max Tipping's first senior try, which Bartlett converted.

Draper told the Daily Echo:“It was a tough encounter for us but one which we can take plenty of heart from, especially the manner in which we responded after a chastening first 20 minutes or so.

"We are confident that if we keep performing the way we are, results will come."

Wimborne were left with a mountain to climb after Banbury had chalked up 22 unanswered points in the first 25 minutes.

The hosts were rewarded for sticking to their task when Walton popped up out wide before crossing the line to make it 25-5 at the interval.

Tipping's converted effort was followed by Kerley putting the finishing touches to Wimborne's best move of the match with a well-worked try.

And with time running out, Bartlett seized the opportunity to score Wimborne's fourth try.

Minstermen: Bartlett, Stainer, Warren, Hamer, Mitchell, Maidment, Tipping, Cook, Corbin, Walton, Starr, Degeura, Galdes, Hunt, Murphy. Replacements: Roberts, Kerley, Davies.