SWANAGE & Wareham stunned high-flying Marlborough at Bestwall to record their fifth Southern Counties South win of the season.

Swans, who are second from bottom, ran out comfortable 28-12 winners against their Wiltshire-based opposition, who had only lost twice all season.

After a tight opening, the hosts recorded the first points of the afternoon through a Stephen Woolley penalty.

On the half-hour mark, Swans moved the ball out to Lee Hardy, who outpaced his opposite number to score the game’s first try and put his side 8-0 up at the interval.

Marlborough came out fighting during the opening exchanges of the second half.

After a converted score and another try in the corner, the Bestwall outfit found themselves four points behind and without Charlie Rowberry, who was forced off with a leg injury.

But having regrouped, Swans advanced into Marlborough territory and, after a few phases, scrum-half Chris Tomes worked his way over the try line to touch down.

Woolley added the extras to make it 15-12 in the hosts’ favour.

Two more penalties from the boot of Woolley earned his side a nine-point advantage and they recorded their third try to wrap up the contest.

Having attempted several drives over the line, flanker Connor McCaffrey eventually powered over to complete the score and Woolley added the extras.