RUGBY: Dorchester coach Biddle targeting Frome as a must-win game

RECOVERING: Chris Miners

RECOVERING: Chris Miners

First published in Sport Dorset Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Sports Reporter

AFTER a disappointing run of games without a win, Dorchester have a genuine chance of claiming some league points tomorrow when they take on Frome at Coburg Road in their penultimate match of the season.

For all their efforts, Martyn Peel’s men recognise their biggest frustration this term was their poor showing away to the Somerset outfit before Christmas when they were beaten 18-0.

“Wells aside, we’ve competed with virtually every team in Southern Counties except Frome, which sounds mad given they are not enjoying a good season either,” said coach Peel.

“Since playing them away we have consistently had the ambition to perform with more spirit and structure and overall we’ve achieved this.”

Assistant-coach Gareth Biddle had challenged the squad to treat their last three games as a Lions Test series, with the need to win at least two.

He said: “Given last week’s defeat at Trowbridge, it’s not surprising that for us Saturday is a must-win game.

“With one last occasion to give our loyal supporters something to cheer, it’ll be an exciting day.”

Dorchester will be without vice-captain Chris Miners following a horrific ankle injury last weekend.

The county town club has been quick to praise the care and support shown by Trowbridge, which has continued throughout the week.

Peel added: “With the risks involved with rugby you always hope that whenever something serious happens that the opposition will help the situation.

“When the opposition go above and beyond to ensure that your player is looked after as much as possible, that shows rugby brotherhood. Trowbridge were excellent and we look forward to visiting them again soon to pass on our thanks in per- son.”

Also in Southern Counties South, Swanage & Wareham go to Wells, while in Dorset & Wilts One South, Bridport entertain North Dorset Seconds.

Having had their game cancelled last weekend, Dorchester Seconds make the short trip to Puddletown in Dorset & Wilts Two South.

In the same division, Wey-mouth Seconds can win three in a row when they head to Oak-meadians Seconds, and Bridport Seconds go to Blandford Seconds in Dorset & Wilts Four.

All games kick-off at 3pm.

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