DORCHESTER’S Wadworth Dorset & Wilts One South clash against Wimborne was postponed as a precaution amid fears two of the Minstermen were showing signs of flu-like symptoms, writes Tim Beavis.

A future date for the fixture will need to be planned.

Meanwhile, Dorchester’s A XV travelled to East Dorset where they encountered an unusually strong team compared to what previous results have shown.

Matt Fry’s team harboured hopes of a win but fell 38-10 to strong opposition, leaving them seventh in the Wadworth Dorset & Wilts Two South table.

Dorchester’s Colts XV was also unsure of their fixture, however Wimborne fielded a side to visit Surcouf Park and lock horns in the County Cup semi-final.

The home side were well in charge by half-time leading 23-5 and pulled further ahead leading 35-5 shortly after the break.

Dorchester eventually came out on top with an emphatic performance, winning 61-26.

Coach Mike Sprules noted it as one of their best performances all season and looked forward to the final before many of his side move into senior rugby at the club.

The Ridgeway Roses had a tougher day at the office losing 50-5 to Basingstoke in a hard-fought match.

One of the Basingstoke coaching team complimented the Roses saying it was clear to see how they had improved as a team this season and put up a great fight, commenting too on the great team spirit.

The Roses named Allannah Clark as forward of the match and Kirsty Van Deurs Goss as back of the match.

Coach Sam Wilson’s side next play on Sunday, March 29 at Surcouf Park against Melksham, virus permitting.

Wilson said: “The girls will enjoy their last game at home and will celebrate long into the evening to toast their season together.”