DORCHESTER travel to Devizes aiming to avenge a rough defeat earlier in the season, while also trying to pull further away from the relegation zone in the Wadworth 6X Southern Counties South tomorrow (2.30pm).

The contest will pitch seventh against 11th which will be a tough fixture, with the away team desperately needing a victory to avoid the drop at the end of the season.

In the reverse fixture at Coburg Road, Devizes ran out 53-12 winners in a comfortable victory earlier in the season.

At the time of writing a squad has yet to be announced, but it is expected Tom Evans and Liam Kershaw will appear in the front row.

Rich Deakin should continue his first-team comeback and both Joe Prior and Laurence Burch will provide cover from the bench.

With only five games left to move away from relegation it is time for the senior players to step up and take charge in a bid to remain in the Southern Counties South, having made the big step up following last season’s league win.

In contrast to the first team’s troubles, Dorchester’s A side seem on track to take league honours in Dorset & Wilts Two South.

They sit 12 points ahead of their nearest rivals and have a game in hand.

The sad irony being that if the club’s first team are relegated, they will not be able to accept promotion as two teams from the same club are unable to be in the same league.

That said, Rob Parker’s men will want to prove they are capable of winning the league in style, and on current form that could well be the case.

Parker will field a strong squad at Coburg Road to face Salisbury, who sit two places below them in the table.

With former first team regulars, Alan Gale, Luke Robson, Charlie Sharpe and Dave Gower in his line up, Parker will want to claim all five points on offer. The match kicks off at 2.30pm.

Dorchester’s third team Gladiators were due to play New Milton in an away fixture, but have had to concede the game due to players from the squad stepping up to join the A XV squad.

This would have seen second and third in the table battling for a step closer to top of the table Poole, who the Gladiators travel to next weekend.

Dorchester will now lose five points putting them in danger of dropping to fourth in the league.

Sunday morning the under-14s welcome Bradford on Avon to Coburg Road in a Dorset & Wilts cup game, whilst the Colts lock horns with Avondale at 2pm.