DULL conditions contributed to a dreary game as Trojans came away from Fareham Heathens winners of a Hampshire Bowl clash.

Trojans made 11 changes to the side that lost out by a point in their previous league match and managed to win by the same margin – 12-11.

Winger Jake Bailey touched down in the corner and Elliott Culley converted as Trojans took the lead.

For the next half hour the game became very scrappy with both sides having attacks break down through simple mistakes.

Heathens managed to score a penalty in that time but lost a player at the start of the second half through a yellow card. Another penalty kick got them to 7-6 behind and they took the lead with a well taken try from a maul.

With five minutes to go, Trojans’ replacement winger, Jake Sandall, gathered the ball inside his own half and put in a scintillating run down the wing to get into the Heathens 22 and Neil Andrews went over from a following maul.

The match marked a 100th first team appearance for Trojans’ Marcus Coffin.

Snows Group Hampshire 1 leaders New Milton & District took another step forward in the second round of the RFU Junior Vase, beating East Sussex club Seaford 31-17.

Ellingham & Ringwood lost 28-18 at home to Hastings & Bexhill.

Josh Butcher kicked half a dozen penalties for the Es to keep the visitors in sight and both teams saw two yellow cards.

Fordingbridge saw their cup aspirations falter at Burgess Hill, the New Forest side losing 36-15.