WEYOUTH & Portland were overwhelmed in a one-sided defeat in their trip to Wimborne Seconds in Dorset & Wilts One South.

The result means that Weymouth stay bottom of the table while their opponents remain in the hunt for the title as they continue to chase Dorchester.

Weymouth struggled throughout the match to keep hold of possession as the pressure from Wimborne told as they put the away side to the sword

The Wimborne attack consistently got the better of the away side, who conceded nine tries with five conversions.

The Seahorses could not get hold of possession and when Weymouth did get opportunities later into the match when they could have had penalties, they chose to drive on and try to get a try with the score margin significantly big by this point.

The pressure on the defence told as two players for Weymouth were sin-binned for high tackles.

With the visitors having conceded five tries in the first half, this meant they faced 20 minutes in the second half down to 14 men.

When Weymouth did get the ball they looked dangerous but these times were too scarce.

Wimborne did not let Weymouth dominate the scrums and line-outs often handed back possession to Wimborne as Weymouth succumbed to a heavy defeat.

In addition to the loss, Weymouth captain Dan Bowditch will be out for a couple of weeks due to a knee injury.

Weymouth were boosted with a great debut from 17-year-old Francesco Orlacchio on the wing.

The Wimborne team featured former Weymouth loosehead prop Ben Davies, who left last year.

Weymouth coach Simon Litster said: “To be honest, we lost to a much better side, no real complaints other than they took us apart but I don’t think the scoreline really reflects the effort that the lads put in.

“Their coaches were actually fairly complimentary about the way Weymouth play.”

“We will put that one behind us.”

Speaking about Orlacchio, Litster said: “He had a very good debut and for a 17-year-old he played with a lot of maturity.

“He did very well and I am quite happy and proud of him, he stuck at it.”

Weymouth & Portland are next in action when they face a home derby against Bridport, who are currently two places and four points above them in the table.

Weymouth & Portland: Hamilton, Keable-Kinsella, Berry, Leatham, Hurrell, Bowditch, Norton, Bowditch, Blanning, Toms, Harris, Allan, Quinn, Orlacchio, Richards


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