Weymouth run riot

Dorset Echo: WILSON’S A WONDER: Joel Wilson on his way to scoring one of his four tries WILSON’S A WONDER: Joel Wilson on his way to scoring one of his four tries

WEYMOUTH 76 SUPERMARINE 0

ALTHOUGH delighted with Saturday’s slaying of Supermarine, Paul Harding is refusing to get carried away.

Weymouth recorded their biggest win since gaining promotion to Southern Counties South with Joel Wilson helping himself to four tries and Nick Sheppard kicking 21 points.

But with their opponents still rooted to the foot of the table, without a single point to their name, head coach Harding is keeping his feet firmly on the ground.

He said: “I’m not getting carried away with the result as they are bottom of the league and had to travel two-and-a-half hours to get here.

“But you can only play what is in front of you and we couldn’t have scored any more points than we did – we maxed out. So from that point of view it was good.

“Having been on the receiving end of a big result the previous week I felt a bit for the opposition. They were very spirited, they never gave up and they were full of energy. But the quality of some of our rugby was excellent.”

Sam Morris and Adam Hoxey both bagged a brace of tries while Tim Comben, Julian Quick and Gary Hamlin also touched down at Monmouth Avenue.

Harding added: “It’s amazing what getting some personnel back does for you.

“We weren’t at our strongest but we were strong and if I went out with that side every week I would be a happy coach.

“We played really well and although it wasn’t the strongest opposition we have faced in this league.

“We could have scored 20 or 30 points and eased off but we maintained our intensity for the full 80 minutes, which was really pleasing.

“We were professional, we looked after the ball and we played in the right areas. Every chance we got to score we took, and we scored some cracking tries.

“Our half-backs Craig Barter and Nick Sheppard controlled the game nicely and made life a lot easier.

“Joel Wilson and Sam Morris also had terrific games while Adam Hoxey played the best game I have seen from him for a long time.

“Our scrummage, which we have been working on, destroyed theirs to such an extent that we had to ease back and learn how to control it.”

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