FOLLOWING the postponement of the Dorset & Wilts Senior Vase final, Dorchester now travel to Warminster tomorrow (2pm) to face Minety for the showpiece.

As ever at this time of year there will be some availability issues, but head coach Martin Oxland will do his best to keep the core of the squad along with the welcome return of some of the injury list to aid his selection.

Prop Chris Elliott is due to return following a shoulder injury, Josh Ovey looks set to return as hooker whilst Lee King has made himself available in the second row. Captain James Newsam has fully recovered from injury also and is ready to lead the team with the aim to pick up the silverware.

Oxland will take a full bench, with more spaces available for a cup fixture, he also hopes to have the speed of both Louis Verkaik and James McKendry available to him to start.

Minety currently sit two places off the bottom in the Wadworth Dorset & Wilts One North league table, with Dorchester still unbeaten at the top of the equivalent South table.

Whilst the county town outfit may look stronger on paper, this could easily prove to be a very tough game immediately after the Christmas break and with little training since their last game Dorchester will need to concentrate fully for the 80 minutes and make sure they are switched on from before the whistle blows.

Dorchester’s A XV return to Wadworth Dorset & Wilts Two South league action, with a home fixture against Wheatsheaf Cabin Crew kicking off at Surcouf Park at 2.15pm.

Wheatsheaf sit two places above Dorchester in second place in the table with eight wins from 10, whilst Dorchester have recorded six from 10. The home side’s defence, however, have been more frugal on points conceded.

This should be a tightly-contested game and Matt Fry will hope home advantage goes in his side’s favour.

The youth section also head back into action this Sunday at home, with the under-13 and under-14s in Dorset & Wilts cup fixtures against Sherborne and Wimborne respectively whilst the under-16s take on Oakmeadians & Wimborne.

The U13, U15 & U18 Girls all run into action against Ellingham & Ringwood at 2pm, while the Ridgeway Roses return to the field with a home game at Weymouth’s Monmouth Avenue, entertaining Trojans Ladies Seconds (2.15pm)

Elsewhere, Dorchester’s table topping Colts travel the short distance to Sherborne for a 2pm kick-off.

Dorchester’s first-team fixture against Lytchett Minster will be rearranged.