ANDOVER RFC 1st XI suffered a 34-11 home defeat to table toppers New Milton at Foxcotte Park on Saturday.

The visitors ran in five impressive tries to Andover’s one with the hosts battling hard throughout.

The boot of Jack Stott kept Andover in the match before three New Milton tries in the last 20 minutes sealed their win.

The result leaves Andover 6th in the Snows Hampshire 1 League and New Milton now hold a 14 point lead at the top.

For the full report and reaction read this Friday’s Andover Advertiser.