DORCHESTER Sports recorded their biggest win of the season, with Will Turland plundering four goals, in an 8-1 thrashing of Wareham Rangers in their Dorset Premier League clash at the Clayson Stadium.

Sports were on the front foot in the early stages and took the lead on 15 minutes when Ryan Ross was played in by Gareth Will, taking his pass round the keeper to slot home.

Ashley James’ men doubled their lead shortly after when Jamie Samways’ clever pass enabled Turland to fire past the away stopper.

Ross could have made it three but this time the keeper made a good save, while Wareham’s best efforts were from long-range and twice Sports needed Antony Frost to make superb saves to keep them two goals ahead until the in-form Turland added a third just before the break.

Sports started strongly after the resumption and Adam Steele got his first goal of the season when he turned two players in the box and fired in.

Samways then added a quick brace with two goals from close range before Wareham pulled one back courtesy of Josh Hewson in the 65th minute.

But Turland was in no mood to relent and duly notched his hat-trick before adding a fourth late on as Sports moved into ninth place in the table.

Speaking to Echosport following the victory, James was delighted to have picked up a convincing win.

He said: “It’s a good feeling. It was a good performance, a great result and hopefully gives us a bit of confidence going into the final six games of the season.

“What pleased me most was that we kept going in the second half. At 3-0 we said we didn’t want to start going gung-ho and start losing our shape, getting players all over the place.

“I thought we stayed quite disciplined and because of that we scored more goals at the end. It’s pleasing the way we kept going forward and in the end we were clinical, which we haven’t been in a few games this season.

“Every time we took a shot it seemed to end up in the back of the net.”

James reserved praise for Frost and Turland’s contributions.

On Frost, he said: “It could’ve been different if it wasn’t for Antony’s two saves, they were two top saves. It could’ve been 2-2, so we’ve got him to thank for that.

“(Will) was really good, we know he can score goals. Hopefully it gives him some confidence to go and do it in the next few games. Hopefully we can keep creating chances for him because if we do that he will put them away.”

Sports: Frost, Gatehouse (Hill 60), Amor, P Thomas (Bagg 70), A Gould, Samways, G Will (J Steele 70), B Thomas, Ross, A Steele, Turland.