AURA and Moby Dick’s both struck super sixes as they enjoyed the perfect warm-up for this weekend’s cup semi-finals.
High-flying Aura hammered Famous Old Spa 6-0, while the Moby edged through 6-4 against Broadmayne.
Both teams face tough away trips in the last four of the Dorset Sunday Intermediate Cup but hopes remain high for an all-Wey-mouth Sunday League final, particularly after Dolphin crashed out at the semi-final stage of the Senior Cup following a 2-0 defeat away to Ferndown Locomotive.
Aura take on Poole Wanderers at Corfe Mullen Rec, while the Moby face a daunting clash at Pilot FC, who have won eight of their last 10 games in all competitions and beat Lazy Lizard 7-1 in the quarter-finals.
Rory Zima (2), Liam Taylor (2), Saul Johnson and Teejay Smith-McFarlane did the damage for Aura against the Spa.
That victory has taken the Esplanade outfit back up to second in the table where they face a fight for the runners-up spot with Britannia, Alexandra and the Lizard all in close proximity.
The Alex also won 6-0 against the Market House thanks to goals from Dan Campbell-Bell (4), Matt Roberts and Craig Wells. They remain five points behind Aura in fourth while the Brit sit third just two points adrift.
The Lizard are currently eight points off second spot but hold a game in hand.
As for the Moby, they now sit fourth-bottom after their win at Broadmayne. Dan Sheppard (4), Neil Ross-Mackenzie and Mike O’Donovan found the target for Jason Wellman’s men, who have now hit 23 goals in their last six games. Unfortunately, they have also conceded 22 in that time.
Meanwhile, Bar 314 have edged even closer to retaining their title following a 4-2 win at Sailors Return.
The reigning champions now require just 10 points from their remaining seven games to guarantee the crown again, and having lost just one league match so far this season, that looks like a foregone conclusion.
Nick Paul opened the scoring against the Sailors with a wind-assisted cross-cum-shot before Grant Chance got the second and third either side of a strike from Chris Philbrick.
The Sailors then pulled another one back to make it 3-2 before Mike Stone hit Bar 314’s fourth with just a minute to go.