FOLLOWING a run of seven Dorset & Wilts One South wins, and a club record last weekend, Dorchester are currently on a high.

However, that means the opposition are hungry to beat them.

With the cry sent out to keep the momentum going, training numbers high and egos not to develop, coach Ben Parker has a task in hand to keep the promotion drive on track.

Visitors New Milton have only won two games this season, both at home, against North Dorset and Bridport.

However, this won’t be an easy fixture, but with the county town club’s next game away at second place Wimborne and with a cup semi-final final looming, this is certainly an important game.

Kick off at Coburg Road is 2.30pm.

First-team captain Adam Makepeace has now served two games of his four-week ban after his red card against Weymouth & Portland, so the pack is shuffled.

Dave Rawles steps up to the front row with Joe Underhill taking on hooking duties.

Callum King and Harry Charlier return to their centre partnership and Matt Read starts at full-back.

Mark Adams adds impact and experience on the bench, joined by Luc Scadden and Dave Poole making his first team debut after a solid performance in the A XV.

With the club now picking up new players on a regular basis and a good crop of colts and youth players coming through the ranks, continuity is the key moving forward.

Training has seen a good spirit and the coaching team have shaken things up a little to aim for the next level. Competition for places is growing and the squad are developing.

Following training coach Parker said: “We have spoken a lot about maintaining and improving our performance week on week, and to do that last week’s big win must become a distant memory.

“The lads must now focus on the next challenge.”

Meanwhile, Weymouth & Portland host Bournemouth Thirds at Monmouth Avenue (2.30pm) in the same division looking to kick on after a no-show at Dorset Dockers last weekend.

Dorchester A XV travel to Ellingham & Ringwood for another tough game on the road, whilst the Gladiators face Poole at home.

This weekend being Remembrance Sunday all Junior and youth teams are training at home to allow those that wish to attend the Cenotaph. the club’s president, Bob Andrews, and club captain, James Newsam will lay a wreath.

This is the second year the club has been invited to the remembrance service organised by the Town Council.

The club will also hold a one-minute silence before kick-off on Saturday and welcomes all veterans and serving members of the Forces to join them as their guests.