WEYMOUTH & Portland whitewashed East Dorset Dockers with a resounding 50-0 victory in their penultimate Tribute Dorset & Wilts One South clash.

Rich Bament’s Seahorses maintain their grip on third spot with one match of the campaign to go – a home meeting with Wimborne Seconds on Saturday.

Amid four seasons of weather, Weymouth & Portland ran in eight tries against Dockers, who before the pandemic were arguably the league’s best side.

However, Bament’s men dominated from the off and were soon into the lead as Billy Hayne scored from a rolling maul.

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Jacob Cummings added a second try, converted by Hamish Jeffcott, before Dockers missed a penalty.

In an audacious move, the Seahorses caught the wayward kick behind their own line and a slick counter-attack spanning the length of the field saw Cummings cross for his brace.

Dockers’ afternoon worsened in the second half when Chris Norton’s interception led to the bonus-point try, again converted by Jeffcott, before a Dockers deliberate trip was punished with a penalty try.

Scott Greaney added a sixth score and there was still time for two more tries, the highlight of which being Jeffcott’s break from halfway which he converted to complete the comprehensive win.

Speaking to Echosport, Bament said: “We went out of the blocks quite quickly and got into a three-try lead early doors.

“Dockers got back into it but our defence held firm and then the second half we just pulled away from them and we didn’t give them a sniff. It’s always pleasing to ‘nil’ somebody.”

Tenth-placed Wimborne Seconds next lie in wait for the Seahorses in the final game of the season on Saturday.

Bament added: “With their results lately I’m not taking them for granted. Traditionally, Wimborne have a really strong second team.

“We’ll just take each game as it comes. Whoever ends up in front of us is our challenge – to beat them.”

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