TWO late tries were not enough as Grove suffered a 21-17 defeat at Dorchester in a bad-tempered Southern Counties South clash.

They trailed 21-3 with ten minutes to go, before Guy Nicholl and Ben Nicholl dived over.

Alex McCarthy converted both tries and kicked a penalty.

James Wiltshire was red-carded for Grove after reacting to a high and late tackle, which saw the opposition player also sent off.

Wallingford remain second in Southern Counties North after coming from behind to beat Stow-on-the-Wold 20-16 at home.

Jackson Sayce and Sam Clarkson crossed for the hosts, with Jack Edwards converting both and kicking two penalties.

Bicester beat Reading Abbey 22-16.

Peter Tarrega, Charlie Bethell, Dan Walker and Peter Howard crossed in the victory, with Josh Wordsworth kicking one conversion.

Littlemore were hammered 112-0 at Windsor.

In the BB&O Premier, second-placed Oxford lost 13-11 at home to leaders Chesham.

As a result, John Brodley’s side are now four points off top spot.

They trailed 8-3 at the break, Tom Murton kicking a penalty for Oxford.

Josh Morris touched down in the second half, but it was not enough.

Wheatley fell to a 29-19 defeat at home to Tadley.

Jack Smith, Luke Agius and James Butler crossed for the hosts, with Aaron Laman converting twice.

The game was marred by a melee, which resulted in red cards for Jordan Hook and the visiting scrum half.

Didcot were beaten 13-0 at home by Milton Keynes.

In the Championship, Abingdon thumped hosts Berkshire Shire Hall 50-0, while Faringdon beat Phoenix 16-12.

Chipping Norton were handed a walkover by Winslow.