Thanks to the six nations break and a flooded pitch this was Thatcham’s first outing for three weeks, and sporting their pink change strip they looked lively enough, with a formation not seen since last season.
After three good wins in the run up to Christmas, Thatcham were presented with the Wadworth 6X team of the month award for December prior to the game, but failed to replicate that form in their local derby with Grove.
This Christmas cracker, played in atrocious conditions, provided an absorbing contest and a deserved result for a Thatcham side that appears to have shaken off their early season blues and is at last getting to grips with the new league
It came as no surprise after Saturday’s defeat that Thatcham slipped finally into the relegation zone, one above bottom club Bradford on Avon, the only club with fewer points for at this stage of the season
Thatcham made an unpromising start to life in Southern Counties South as a well organised Devizes side took their chances and the home side fluffed theirs. No matter that two of the visitors four tries were gifted by a rusty looking Thatcham, who found th