TOP-OF-THE-TABLE Dorchester take on local rivals Bridport in a keenly-anticipated Wadworth 6X Dorset & Wilts One South derby tomorrow (2.15pm)

Bridport, in their 50th year, will be looking to come to Dorchester and spoil the party after a good win against Weymouth last weekend.

Coach Ben Parker has warned the home team that Bridport “will be up for this, so don’t be complacent.”

Although there is quite a gap in the league table, with local pride at stake, Bridport will be sure to take the game to Dorchester and with conditions likely being a factor in the style of play, this will be a strongly-contested game.

The side remains relatively settled still, and in the only change to the starting line-up due to Alex Peels’ concussion, George Foot moves back to fly-half from the wing.

Tom Bradbury remains at scrum-half building on his recent good performances for the senior team. Jack Ward steps up to the bench following a string of fine games for the A XV.

After last weekend’s game, the coaching staff sat the team down and reviewed video footage of the game, which according to Parker “seemed to work really well.”

“We highlighted the players’ silly errors that keep creeping in and need working on.

“As a result training was good, considering the conditions, and we look in good shape to continue our winning run.”

“Now that Wimborne have dropped behind us by six points, it is about continuing to rack up the points and stay ahead with a healthy buffer.”

Dorchester’s A XV travel to Blandford to take on their second XV, and captain Rob Parker is looking for a repeat of the home victory. A strong squad is assembled including Jim Murnane, Laurence Burch and the hard tackling Luc Scadden. Parker will look to guide his side to victory.

The third XV “Gladiators” travel to Lytchett in what is always a tough game. The evergreen Paul Broadbent and Josh Foot will look to take the game to Lytchett.

Other games this weekend at Coburg Road will start with the junior section welcoming Crewkerne in the U7, U8, U10 and U11 age groups with the U14s and U16s both in Dorset & Wilts cup action against Sherborne.

On Sunday afternoon the ever improving and successful girls’ XV entertain Ringwood & Ellingham at Coburg Road in what should be another hard-fought game for the side.