SWANAGE & Wareham's difficult Southern Counties South season continued with a 48-19 loss to North Dorset.

The visitors took an eight-point lead but Swans fly-half Steve Woolley scored under the posts and converted.

North Dorset bagged four further tries to head into the break 36-7 in front.

Early in the second half, Woolley worked his way over close to the posts and added the extras.

The away side scored another converted try and Swans' Kirk Jones responded by crossing the whitewash, only for North Dorset to touch down again late on.

Swans: Jake Daniels, A Smith, Romanillos, D Elford, Slack, Hardy, Woolley, G Smith, Jack Daniels, Wyburgh, L Smith, McCaffrey, Bochio, Jones, Desmond. Replacements: Andrews, Mayall, Haw.

ELLINGHAM & Ringwood failed to complete a Hampshire One double over rivals Fordingbridge as they lost 26-11.

Es centre Josh Butcher kicked two penalties but an unconverted try and two penalties gave the visitors an 11-6 lead.

Full-back Dominic Pitt touched down for the Es in the second half but Fordingbridge ran out comfortable winners.

Ellingham & Ringwood hammered Bournemouth IV 52-5 in Dorset & Wilts Two South.

Garrett Avis scored a hat-trick of tries and Adam Harrison, Tim Iles, Josh Rowntree, Will Jenkins and Aaron Barker crossed. Barker also kicked three conversions.

In Dorset & Wilts Three South, Ellingham & Ringwood III prevailed 60-38 against Swanage & Wareham III.

Henry Turner scored five tries and Louis Harling grabbed a hat-trick, the other try scorers being Will Maw and William Whitworth.

Turner kicked two conversions, Harling two and Matt Real one.