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1st XV - Match centre

Dorset Dockers
Sat 4 Mar 15:00 - South West Division - Southern Counties South Full time

64 points and another win for League Leaders Wimborne


Tries: Fitch (4), Robertson (2), Adams, Carter, Jim Brokenshire, Moysey
Conversions: Moysey (5), Fitch (2)
Wimborne travelled to Potterne Park in Verwood for only the second time to play bottom of the table Dorset Dockers and eventually came away with a resounding victory.
This result and others elsewhere going in Wimborne’s favour means they have extended their lead at the top of the league to seven points.
For a greater part of the first half though it looked anything like Wimborne were going to get anywhere near the final score line and it was only in the final minutes of the half that they were able to establish a lead.
Dockers started with a great deal of vigour, got amongst Wimborne in all parts of the field and were able to disrupt the play sufficiently enough to prevent Wimborne being able to establish any control on the game.
Wimborne did score first though when after working the play in to the right corner Joe Bartlett flipped the ball out of the tackle to allow the much travelled Anthony Fitch, playing his first game for Wimborne since youth rugby days ,to athletically scoop in the ball to score
Thereafter for the next twenty minutes it was Dockers who had the better of exchanges. Forcing Wimborne into errors they capitalised with two penalties and a try by their captain Alex Priest to set up a surprise 11-5 lead.
Wimborne did not panic though and gradually began to take a hold on the play and initially after a series of drives into Dockers territory Doug Robertson took the final pass to score the easiest of tries. Tom Moysey converted to ease Wimborne into a one point lead
This looked like being the half time score line only close to half time the Wimborne defence forces Dockers into a pass wide out that was gratefully intercepted by Fitch to score a second try which certainly eased Wimborne’s position at the break
The second half was an entirely different affair. Dockers to their credit were intent on throwing the ball around at every opportunity but this only played into Wimborne’s hands with a number of breakdowns in the play being turned to their advantage. As a result seven unanswered tries were scored throughout the half and with the game breaking up considerably in the final fifteen minutes it all became very fast and furious with Wimborne eventually running out with their biggest score of the season.
Fitch bagged a couple more, Tyler Adams was on the end of a well controlled forward drive and Carter.Jim Brokenshire, Robertson and Moysey all scored in the later stages.
Next week Wimborne host Trowbridge one of their nearest pursuers in the league looking to overturn the 28-36 loss earlier in the season.

1 R Tinsdale 2 R Brokenshire 3 G Draper 4 D.Foley (capt) 5 D.Degeura 6 N.Warren 7 S King 8 E Carter
9 R.Maidment 10 T.Moysey 11 J Brokenshire 12O.Hamer 13 D.Robertson 14 A Fitch 15 J Bartlett
Replacements: T Adams,T Starr, Alex Kerley
Coaching Team : Giles Hewson, Dan Draper, 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.

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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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