Harding hailed by Corsham coach

Dorset Echo: HAILED: Paul Harding HAILED: Paul Harding

WEYMOUTH have been lavished with praise by the man tasked with ending their Dorset & Wilts Intermediate Cup campaign.

Corsham head coach Dan Jeffries brings his side to Monmouth Avenue tomorrow looking to guide the Wilt-shire outfit beyond the semi-final stage.

The teams have yet to meet in Southern Counties South this term, but Jeffries has kept one eye on the promoted Seasiders’ fortunes and admits he has been impressed with their progress in recent seasons.

He said: “Five or six years ago Wey-mouth were a lower-end Dorset & Wilts One South side and were in a period of transition, and they seem to have come through that really strongly.

“We haven’t played them for a few years but they look like they are going to stay up easily, which is very hard to achieve at this level.

“They have got a great coach now (Paul Harding) and will be a very different side to what we faced before.

“We’re pretty close to each other in the league, we’re in the leading group at the top of the table and they are at the top of the next pack. They have had some really good results and nearly turned over Trowbridge recently, so it could be a tight one.”

Jeffries revealed that while his knowledge of the Dorset club was limited, he felt confident in his own team, who he believes are going to hit top form sooner rather than later.

Weymouth will need to pay special attention to Corsham’s full-back Pete Hynes who has scored in every game he has played this season, includ- ing four-try hauls in separate mat- ches.

In addition, centre Karl Brant has added plenty of steel and speed to tomorrow’s visitors since joining from National League Three South West outfit Chippenham in the summer.

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