Victory at Frome will secure title for Weymouth

Dorset Echo: UNAVAILABLE: Craig Barter, right UNAVAILABLE: Craig Barter, right

WEYMOUTH are on the verge of sealing a historic double.

Having already lifted the Dorset & Wilts Plate in January, the Monmouth Avenue outfit will secure the Dorset & Wilts One South crown with a win at Frome Seconds (2.30pm).

Paul Harding’s men are currently 13 points clear of second-placed Warmin-ster and although the two teams are set to do battle next weekend, a victory for Weymouth tomorrow would put them out of reach.

Their head coach said: “It’s a big game for the club because if we win, the league is a done deal.

“We do have two more games after this one but we want to get it sealed tomorrow, and with the way we have been playing we should be going there confident of getting a result.

“We have had a really good season and I don’t want there to be any panic at the end of it.”

On the topic of tomorrow’s opponents, Harding added: “Frome are a funny side. They do not travel well but they are an awful lot stronger at home.”

Tim Comben, Gareth Iles and Craig Barter are all unavailable.

Dorchester travel to Walcot (2.30pm), aiming to maintain their grip on third spot in Southern Counties South.

A 27-11 victory over rivals Wimborne last weekend propelled the county town side into the top three.

And with just three games of the season remaining, head coach Martin Oxland is no doubt determined to see his men stay there.

Bridport return to action with Bournemouth Thirds the visitors to Brewery Field (2.30pm).

The Blues, who will be out to avoid a third straight defeat in Dorset & Wilts One South, are currently eighth in the table but victory tomorrow could lift them to sixth.

After two Dorset & Wilts Two South defeats in a row, Puddletown will be keen to get back to winning ways with the visit of North Dorset Thirds to Greenfields (2.30pm).

The Villagers expect to be able to select from a strong squad although Toby Boatswain remains sidelined with torn knee ligaments.

Elsewhere, struggling Swanage & Wareham face the daunting task of a trip to South West One East leaders Maidenhead (2.30pm).

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