DORCHESTER Sports suffered their heaviest defeat of the season as Jewson Dorset Premier League leaders Hamworthy Rec again showed their class with a 6-0 win.

Sports are one of the most-improved sides in the division this season but were swept away by the reigning champions – who saw their application for promotion snubbed last summer.

The development seems to have propelled Kirk Grice’s team to another stratosphere this season as they maintain hopes of playing at Step 6 level.

Rec have scored 52 goals in 10 games, their sole loss coming in a one-sided 5-0 thrashing to rivals Merley.

There was little chance of a repeat scoreline against Sports as Rec hit the post early on through Sam Carter to signal their intentions.

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Sports lasted 29 minutes before conceding, Josh Pratt’s silky run and cross finding James King to head past Nick Hutchings in the visitors’ goal.

Jamie Symes squandered a good chance to equalise, firing straight at Rec keeper Henry Birtwistle, before Carter headed home a King free-kick for 2-0 just before half-time.

Carter turned provider after the break as his cutting through ball allowed Carl Edwards to round Hutchings and tap in.

Sports battled hard to keep the deficit at three for the next 25 minutes but eventually succumbed again when sub Frank Rosenwald blasted past Hutchings.

Fellow sub Joe Smith had a shot cleared off the line but the new man was not to be denied as he shrugged off numerous tackles before firing high into the roof of the net for 5-0.

Rec recorded a sixth different scorer of the afternoon when Rosenwald teed up John Webb for a precise low finish.

Sports’ boss Ashley James had no complaints about the result.

He told Echosport: “It wasn’t good enough, it was a bit of a disaster.

“It’s a tough one to take. We got everything we deserved.

“We did OK in the first half but a goal either side of half-time killed the game. At 3-0 you fear the worst after about 50 minutes.

“They don’t give up. They’re not happy just to sit on a 3-0. They go for it and they’re relentless. They’re the fittest team in the league, they run you ragged.

“In the end they got three more goals and made it a bit embarrassing. We’ll have to regroup and go again.”

Sports host Poole Borough at the Avenue Stadium on Saturday (3pm).

Sports: Hutchings, J Steele, Hopkins, Bessant, Gosney (Brumble 60), Churchill, Samways, Symes (Quinton 46), Voss, Godfrey, O Peart. Subs not used: M Peart, A Gould, G Will.