DORCHESTER welcome Walcot to Surcouf Park tomorrow in their third Tribute Southern Counties South outing of the season.

After last Saturday’s weather-affected match, coach Josh Ovey has a strong squad with a good mix of youth and experience and will see the return of second row Adam Makepeace onto the bench after a long injury lay-off.

Following the 31-10 loss to Swindon College Old Boys last time out, Ovey himself returns to the starting line-up at hooker joining Joe Underhill at loosehead and the large presence of Chris Elliott at tighthead prop to complete the front row.

With the youth of Freddie Charles and James McKendry at scrum-half and centre respectively, showcasing the talent coming through the county town club’s own youth section, Ovey shuffles his back row players with James Newsam returning to flanker and Steve Tucker reverting to number eight George Foot again plays at fly-half.

Although only three games into the campaign, Ovey is happy with the progress his squad is making and the integration of younger players into the senior squad.

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The team will push this weekend for the victory at home in front of a partisan crowd.

Walcot finished mid-table in the last season played and have one victory from their two games thus far this season. Dorchester will hope the home advantage will count and the weather is an improvement on last weekend.

Dorchester’s third team, the Gladiators, travel to Ringwood & Ellingham in their Dorset & Wilts Matrix fixture.

Captain Tony O’Connell will lead the team out for their first league outing of the season. He takes a strong squad looking to bring the points back to Surcouf Park.

Sunday sees the normal plethora of youth section fixtures, with the under-eights through to the under-14s taking on Oakmeadians at home. The ladies’ side travel to Melksham for their league fixture and the Colts take on Wimborne in the national under-18 cup.