Depleted Weymouth face Sherborne test

Dorset Echo: CONCUSSED: Idris Croft, left CONCUSSED: Idris Croft, left

WEYMOUTH could be in for a tough time at Sherborne tomorrow (3pm).

Not only do the Monmouth Avenue outfit travel to the current Southern Counties South leaders but they do so without the services of as many as seven key players.

Head coach Paul Harding, who saw his men record their maiden victory of the season last time out, said: “Unfortu-nately we have some big problems with availability this weekend.

“We are without Sam Morris, Harry Charles, Mike Robinson, Paul Westwood and maybe Gareth Iles as well, while Idris Croft and Simon Dean are both injured.

“Idris suffered concussion last weekend and could be out for a month while Simon popped his shoulder in his first game back playing for the seconds.

“We will have to reshuffle the pack somewhat but we will see how we do. After last week’s win it would have been nice to go into tomorrow with a full-strength side but that’s the way it is.”

Tomorrow’s hosts have made a hugely impressive start to the new term with three consecutive wins – all of which have come away from home.

And Harding is fully aware of the task at hand, adding: “The fact they have already won three games away from home shows they are a decent side as teams tend not to travel well.

“If I’m honest, it’s going to be a tough game to get anything out of and if we did get anything I would be more than happy.”

Dorchester will be out to end Devizes’ impressive record on the road when the two sides meet at Coburg Road tomorrow (3pm).

Despite losing their only home fixture thus far to Corsham, the Wiltshire outfit have notched two wins from two on their travels and will be looking for a hat-trick in the county town.

Martin Oxland’s men meanwhile, are keen to get their season back on track following successive defeats – the first in the Dorset & Wilts Cup and the second in Southern Counties South action last weekend.

Puddletown return home to Green-fields where Fordingbridge Seconds are the visitors in Dorset & Wilts Two South (3pm).

The Hampshire side will be keen to open their account having narrowly lost both of their opening fixtures, while the Villagers will be looking to build on last weekend’s victory at high-flying Elling-ham & Ringwood Seconds.

Marcus House, Dan Udell and Josh Hiscock are expected to be available for selection.

Swanage & Wareham will be hopeful of recording their maiden victory at the sixth time asking as tomorrow sees the struggling Swans play host to Bletchley (3pm), who themselves have only notched a single win thus far.

Dorset & Wilts One South leaders Bridport are without a fixture.

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