SWANAGE & Wareham suffered a heartbreaking 29-27 defeat to Swindon College Old Boys in Southern Counties South.

Despite leading for the majority of the clash at Bestwall, the hosts had to make do with a losing bonus point after the visitors found an all-important score at the death.

Swans gained an early lead from the boot of Stephen Woolley as the teams traded penalties in the opening stages.

Scrum-half Chris Tomes then dived over to score following a ruck on the Swindon try line.

The hosts continued on the offensive and, after 35 minutes, the ball was passed along the three-quarters for returning centre Charlie Rowberry to cross out wide.

Woolley added the extras to put Swans in the driving seat at 17-3.

A two-try salvo from Swindon saw them reduce to two points the deficit before Swans again took control.

Kirk Jones crossed on 55 minutes before a drop goal from Woolley made the score 27-15.

Swans seemed to be coasting to victory but, with a man in the sin bin, they let slip the advantage.

Swindon capitalised and scored a converted try after 75 minutes to set up a tense finale.

And with two minutes remaining, a break by a visiting centre split the Swans defence and he ran in to touch down under the posts and help his side to a two-point triumph.

Meanwhile, Ben Hunt's try double helped Wimborne claim two losing bonus points from a 40-34 defeat against South West One East rivals Marlow.

Ashton Kerley, Callum MacIntosh, Ryan Maidment and Mitch Stainer also touched down for the Minstermen, while Maidment and Joe Bartlett added conversions.

Danny Oliver and Ryan Morrell both scored two tries in New Milton's 45-26 defeat at Teddington in London Three South West. Morrell added three conversions.