Triumphant Blues at league summit

Dorset Echo: MAN OF THE MATCH: Bob Lester-Card MAN OF THE MATCH: Bob Lester-Card

Bridport 43 WARMINSTER 3

BRIDPORT climbed to the top of Dorset & Wilts One South after crushing Warminster at Brewery Field.

After recording a 29-0 victory over Oakmeadians Seconds in their opening fixture the previous weekend, the Blues continued their perfect start to the season with a 43-3 triumph at the weekend.

And they now sit top of the pile by virtue of a superior points difference.

Captain Ricky Stubbs said: “It was a good game and we are now top because our points difference is a bit better than Salisbury’s “You never know what sort of team you are going to face when you play Warminster.

“They are usually a bit heavy in the pack but we dominated them in the backs.”

Donald Farmer bagged two tries while Liam Poole, Stubbs, Dave Cutting and Rob Sullivan also touched down for the hosts.

Teenage fly-half Bob Lester-Card dispatched five conversions and a single penalty to earn high praise from skipper Stubbs.

He said: “We decided to give Bob the man of the match award.

“We lost a few guys before the game and although he is only 17, Bob stepped up to the mark.”

Further reflecting on Bridport’s impressive start to the new campaign, Stubbs said: “Before we didn’t have any Colts coming through but this year they are and that is the main difference as it creates competition for places.

“We’ve got a big test this weekend though against Blandford (3pm) as they have come down from Southern Counties South.

“We just need to keep doing what we have been doing and try to whip the ball out to the backs.”

Saturday’s opponents have also recorded two wins from their opening two games.

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