By Ian Frizzle



PUDDLETOWN continued their good form with a convincing Dorset & Wilts Two South win away in Salisbury against Wheatsheaf Cabin Crew.

The Wiltshire side play their home games on a hill to the south of the city and on a bitterly cold afternoon the Dorset side did their best to keep the travelling support warm.

The Villagers score eight tries; four in each half.

The first was scored by Pearce Mercer, this week playing in the second row.

Another followed shortly after with second row Dan Udell going over to score and captain Sam Bailley converting.

Outside-centre Matt Watts broke through the home defence well inside his own half and raced clear to score under the posts, again converted by Bailley.

Towards the end of the half, Watts was again involved, this time making a neat pass back inside for right wing Julian Dale to score an unconverted try.

Once again a try-scoring bonus point in the bag by the half-time break.

The second half continued in the same vein, with Mercer again powering through to score a converted try.

Lucas Frizzle playing at full-back was next to score, Bailley again added the extras.

Mercer, this time assisted by his brother Toby scored his third try of the game, Bailley converting.

Puddletown’s final try was scored by fly-half Tom Yeatman bringing up the half century, Bailley duly converted.

Towards the end of the game, the home side showed some resilience and scored a converted consolation try.

This was a more convincing performance than last week’s win against Blandford and with several players playing out of position and putting in a good shift, giving coach Sam Cload some interesting selection opportunities for the next league game against Dinton on Saturday, January 15 at Greenfields.