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1st XV - Match centre

Dorset Dockers
Sat 5 Nov 14:15 - South West Division - Southern Counties South Full time

Wimborne's biggest win of the season

Beating Dorset Dockers by more than 50 points

Tries: Moysey(2), Foley, Kerley, Brokenshire(2), Corbin, Degeura
Conversions: Moysey(6) Penalty: Moysey

Wimborne pulled off their biggest win of the season so far when putting Dorset Dockers to the sword at Leigh Park on Saturday. Having lost both matches against the Dockers last season this was eventually to prove a thoroughly convincing victory with Wimborne running in eight tries and equally as satisfyingly preventing the visitors getting on the score board at all.

Early exchanges were fairly even although eh visitors did not help themselves by receiving a very early sin binning for dissent. This allowed Wimborne to take an early grip on the game of which they never let go.

A penalty goal from Tom Moysey calmed the home side’s nerves and this was quickly followed by a try from the same player after the Wimborne forward pack who were to be dominant at scrum time throughout the match forced an early turnover.

Midway through the half after forcing a five metres scrum skipper Declan Foley executed the most clinical of finishes when picking up from the base of the scrum and crossing the line untroubled. Both tries were converted and Wimborne stretched out to a seventeen points lead.

Before half time this became 22-0 when Wimborne scored the try of the match. Counter attacking from within their own twenty two young full back Ashley Kerley showed some classic pace and balance to cut through the Dockers first line of defence. Some excellent linking up play down the right wing culminated in Kerley taking the return pass to dive over in the corner for his maiden senior team score.

Wimborne had the game in the bag thereafter and five further tries followed in the second half. Initially Jim Brokenshire, on at half time showed he has not lost his predatory instincts by wriggling through two tackles to score and secure the bonus point.

Wimborne were able to bring on Barker and Draper in to the front row to replace the hard working Atkins and Adams and further tries followed from Miles Corbin, a second for both Brokenshire and Moysey and finally after a sustained period of attack unsung but ever prominent Darren Degeura, reputedly the second full international in the club! was on hand to take the final pass from Ollie Hamer to notch up the fifty points on the scoreboard.

To Dockers credit they stuck at it but were thwarted by the vice like Wimborne defence equally determined not to allow their lines to be crossed.

An impressive result but still room for improvement with the tough run of fixtures coming up in the next few weeks starting with a visit to Trowbridge on Saturday 19th November and followed by a home league match with Swanage & Wareham on 26th November, this week being the Dorset & Wilts cup final to be contested between these two teams.

Wimborne team:
1 P Mills 2 M.Atkins 3 T.Adams 4 T.Starr 5 D.Degeura 6 M.Corbin 7 E Carter 8 D.Foley(capt)
9 J.Llewellyn 10 T.Moysey 11 J.Brown 12 O.Hamer 13 D.Robertson 14 W Wright 15 Ashton Kerley
Replacements: G Draper J Brokenshire S Barker
Coaching Team : Giles Hewson, Dan Draper (manager), Matt Lishman, Dave Oddie, Charlie Morgan, Bob Adams

It’s our final Kids First Champion for the season! David ‘Flats’ Flatman and two special guests surprise Ellingham & Ringwood RFC.

Team selection

Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Wimborne 22 93
2. Trowbridge 22 81
3. Sherborne 22 81
4. Swanage & Wareham 22 79
5. Marlborough 22 78
6. Devizes 22 50
7. North Dorset 22 47


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