Dorchester rugby club’s senior xv took the notable scalp of Tribute Southern Counties South title chasers Walcot at Coburg Road in an entertaining contest where both teams had chances to emerge victorious, but where the County Town converted their possession into points and the visitors failed to make best use of the ball that they won.
In the same division Blandford went down by 50 points to 10 at the hands of visitors North Dorset and Swanage & Wareham came off second best at Wimborne with the Dons winning that one by 43 points to 18.
In Tribute Dorset & Wilts Division 1 South Bridport gave Weymouth & Portland’s title hopes a boost at the Brewery Ground beating their visitors Oakmeadians by 29 points to 19. The Oaks are the only team who could prevent the Weymouth & Portland from lifting the championship trophy with the two club’s meeting next Saturday.
Puddletown’s scheduled opponents Bournemouth Wanderers failed to appear at Greenfields and the Villagers were awarded the league points. The Seahorses had no fixture.
In the local football Weymouth’s National League South survival is beginning to look uncertain as the Terras failed on the road yet again loosing by 3 goals to 1 away against Oxford City. Trailing by 3 goals to nil then in the 74th minute Xander McBurnie grabbed the Terras a consolation goal.
Dorchester put up a brave display at the Avenue Stadium against Swindon Supermarine as they were down to 10 men from the 16th minute of the game when Harvey Bradbury received his marching orders from referee Ollie Taylor following an altercation with visitor Sam Turl.
The Magpies scores came courtesy of Keith Emmerson, Shaq Gwengwe and Kieran Douglas.
Kyle Critchell’s first game as Manager of Portland United ends with a deserved point against Wessex League high flyers AFC Stoneham at Grove Avenue with a spectacular come back in the second half! Ben Morris and Liam Sayers netting the Blues goals.
In South West Peninsular League East Bridport beat their guests Torridgeside 1 nil at St Mary’s with Tom Richardson scoring the only goal of the game.
On Sunday at the Bob Lucas Stadium Weymouth Football Club’s women’s team crashed out of the Dorset Senior Cup at the quarter final stage loosing by 3 goals to 1 against Wimborne, the Terra’s effort coming from Sophie Bonfield.