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Minster mauled as Dorchester romp to victory
4:00pm Wednesday 4th September 2013 in Sport
DORCHESTER 49 LYTCHETT MINSTER 7
DORCHESTER continued their preparations for the new season with an eight-try romp against lower league Lytchett Minster.
The game gave the Dorchester coaching staff the chance to see some new players and 25 squad members were used on the day.
Full-back Jamie Morgan opened the scoring with a pen-alty before Mark Sergison, Morgan, Lee King and Joe Newton all crossed for tries.
Morgan converted all bar one of the tries.
Wholesale changes in the second-half did little to stem the flow of tries.
Replacement winger Tom Caines caught the eye with a quickfire hat-trick and Newton completed the scoring. James Baker was unable to add any of the conversions from the left-hand touchline.
The visitors got some reward for their endeavour when their full-back sprinted in from the halfway line following a charge down.
Dorchester’s pre-season preparations continue tonight with a game at Bournemouth (7.30pm), where they will expect a much sterner test.
BRIDPORT 17 CREWKERNE 25
BRIDPORT warmed up for Saturday’s cup clash at East Dorset with a 25-17 friendly defeat to Crewkerne at the Brewery Ground.
The match gave Bridport’s new coaching team the opportunity to take a look at the prog- ress their squad is making in readiness for the Dorset & Wilts One South season.
Played over four 20-minute periods, the encounter gave both sides the chance to try out a variety of player combinations.
Somerset League outfit Crew-kerne had beaten Sherborne by a point earlier in the month so their eight-point margin of victory in West Dorset said a lot about the Blues’ performance.
Bridport club captain Sullivan said: “It was a good blow out, a chance for new players to show their talents and for some training moves to be tested.”