OVERTON RFC wrapped up their Hampshire Two campaign with a 29-23 victory over visiting Alton.

The visitors won the first encounter of the season, but this time Overton came out on top.

Aggressive tackling and rucking saw Overton dominate the first 20 minutes with scores from Tristan Harper and Alex Plows.

However, Overton’s lack of discipline saw off side infringements which allowed Alton back into the game and they led 15-12 at the break.

The second half started in a stalemate, before the home side scored from Elliott Buttle.

However, the aggressive rucking and off ball incidents eventually boiled over and Overton talisman Ryan Cornell was sent off for reacting badly to a confrontation by several Alton players.

One of the Alton players was also shown a yellow card for his part, running 20 metres to join in the fracas.

This incident spurred on Alton, who re-took the lead and the home side appeared to buckle with 15 minutes to go.

However, 14 man Overton went back to basics and worked their way back up the field, keeping the ball tight eventually allowed Harper over for his second score.

With five minutes to go, Overton led by a point, but Alton dug deep and threw everything they had at the home side, but this opened up the game.

Overton centre Toby Bunce exploited a half chance breaking through the Alton defence, the ball was cleared quickly from the resulting ruck and Plows chipped ahead, but was taken out in yet another off the ball incident.

A penalty was indicated, but scrum half Dann Sumpter pounced on the chip ahead and scored in the final play of the game.

Overton finished a creditable third in the league, with the highest number of bonus points and with a try bonus from 12 of 18 games.

Overton look now to next season and need to attract a few players if they are to push for promotion next season.

Also in Hampshire Two, Kingsclere lost their final outing 36-15 at home to Nomads.

Chineham narrowly lost to Hampshire One leaders Fareham Heathens 16-10. It gets no easier for the Lions this weekend, as they host second placed Millbrook.

Tadley Tigers had a home walk over in the Berks Bucks and Oxon Premier against Wheatley. This will not be the case this weekend as third placed Tadley entertain Milton Keynes who are second.

Aldermaston concluded their Championship campaign with a 48-10 loss at Faringdon.