Dorchester Match Preview

Idris Martin

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Dorset & Wilts RFU Press Officer.

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Weymouth & Portland Rugby Club Press Release.




Coming into this derby clash off a defeat away @ North Dorset last weekend & minus centre Bryn Llewellyn who was red carded @ Slaughtergate, the Seasiders play hosts to neighbours from across the Ridegway, Dorchester tomorrow (Saturday 08/04/2017) the team 1 place above them in the Dorset & Wilts Division 1 south & with a 12 league points advantage.


In the reverse fixture @ Coburg Road back in December Weymouth & Portland suffered a 46 points to 3 defeat that according to manager Vaughan Carter was a wakeup call, he said: “We came into that game the weekend following our county cup final against Swindon College Old Boys when we lost @ least 4 key players to long term injuries & we didn’t have the strength in depth within the club to cope with that, but tomorrow we have both Ben Melhuish & Andy Bowditch back in the squad so we are hoping for better fortunes”.


Following their 45 points to nil victory over Blandford 2nd xv last week the Seasiders second team bring their league season to a close with a trip to Poole.


Its the last chance to enter the next season’s Weymouth & Portland shirt sponsor’s draw tomorrow, tickets costing £100.00 that includes an advertising board the winners will be pulled out of the hat in the clubhouse following the Dorchester game.

Idris Martin

Weymouth & Portland v Wimborne II

Ben Melhuish Back in the Squad.

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