JACK Mason scored a hat-trick of tries as Wimborne secured their South West One East status with a 32-5 win over Witney at Leigh Park.

Dylan Case, Marcus Atkins and Mikey Pride also touched down, while Callum McIntosh added a conversion as the Minstermen recorded their biggest victory of the season.

Wimborne started brightly and opened the scoring when Case got on the end of a flowing move out wide and went over in the corner.

The hosts doubled their lead when Atkins burst around the side of the breakdown to score unopposed.

Wimborne defended stoutly and continued to blunt the Witney attacking threat to maintain their slender lead going into half-time.

The second half was a different story as Wimborne scored 22 unanswered points with Mason taking centre stage.

His powerful running could not be matched by the Witney defence and he twice broke through a raft of attempted tackles to score twice.

Mason also played the provider role when he popped the ball out of contact for a grateful Pride to go over for his first score of the season.

Wimborne’s final score came after the ever-willing Steve King and Darren Degeura had made up the hard yards close to the Witney line.

And after the ball had been recycled, Mason was able to stroll over from close in.

To the delight of the crowd, McIntosh added the extra two points.

Coach Dan Draper said: “It was a fine team performance and a fitting one to put together to secure our position at this level.”

Wimborne: Roberts, Case, Parry, Mason, McIntosh, Maidment, Kerley, King, Hopkins, Degeura, Taylor, Lofts, Galdes, Atkins, Davies. Replacements: Ashmore, Pride, Cook.

Meanwhile, New Milton suffered a 55-12 defeat against London Three South West high-fliers Old Emanuel who were promoted as a result of their victory.

Milton, who had headed to south west London with a reduced squad, scored through Charlie Sugden's touchdown and a penalty try.

New Milton: D Smith, Booker, Hynd, Hughes, Duckworth, Bew, Russell, Treacey, J O'Regan, Oliver, N Smith, Conacher, Machin, S O'Regan, Sugden, Angell.