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FOOTBALL: Hawke injury mars Bar 314 victory
BAR 314 require just 13 points from their final eight games to retain the Weymouth Sunday League Premiership crown.
The runaway leaders got revenge over Aura in their latest outing, but the 2-0 victory did come at a cost with Sean Hawke suffering a broken leg just 10 minutes before half-time.
The horrific injury was the unfortunate outcome of a 50-50 tackle that had no malice in it whatsoever.
It eventually led to a 40-minute stoppage which ended with the stricken player being taken away in an ambulance.
Hawke broke his fibula and tibia in the challenge and underwent surgery on Monday.
His team-mates would like to wish him a speedy recovery.
After that incident, it was hard for both teams to focus again but somehow Bar 314 managed to retain their composure to take the points, courtesy of goals from Michael Stone and Grant Chance.
The victory keeps the title holders 11 points clear of second-placed Britannia, while Aura are now 12 adrift in third.
The Esplanade outfit remain the only team to have taken points off Bar 314 so far this season.
Britannia walloped struggling Market House 7-0 in their most recent game.
Jordy Bowler grabbed a hat-trick for the Portland outfit whose other goals came from Matt Hill (2), Stu Burley and Simon True.
There was also success for Alexandra as they recorded a 4-1 win over bottom club Bakers Arms.
Jake Price (2), Matthew Roberts and Stuart Spearing did the damage for the Alex, who now sit fourth.
The Famous Old Spa went down 3-2 to the resurgent Sailors Return.
Leon Attree and Kev Paice both found the target for the Spa but it was not enough to stop the Sailors from continuing their recent good form.
The Quaysiders have now picked up seven points from their last three games and will be full of confidence when they host Bar 314 at Redlands this weekend.
The other two games in the division ended in high-scoring draws.
Jason Razzell (2), Daniel Sheppard and Paul Hayers were on target for Moby Dick’s in their 4-4 draw with Broadmayne at Budmouth, while Lazy Lizard and Dolphin shared the points after a six-goal thriller at Redlands.
Ryan Lewendon (2) and Jamie Heath both struck for the Lizard with Mark Cheater, Charlie Kenderdine and David Powell replying for the Dolphin.
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