DORCHESTER are embracing being the chasers in the Wessex Internet Dorset Premier League, according to captain Jon Legg.

With three games to go, third-placed Dorchester are 27 points behind leaders Wimborne and eight adrift of holders Poole Town.

They make the short trip to Legg’s ninth-placed former club, Cattistock & Symene, tomorrow (1pm) looking to eat into the leaders’ advantage as they take up the role of hunters.

Legg told Echosport: “It’s always good to be the chaser we believe, we will fight until the very end and see where we finish.

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“It might just be that one bad performance (at Blandford) that will cost us unfortunately.

“No game in the DPL is easy, so Cattistock’s position doesn’t make it any harder than the rest.

“We know what we have to go out there and do and hopefully it pays off for us.”

County Division Three leaders Dorchester Seconds host Shillingstone tomorrow (1pm), while Dorchester Thirds have a bye weekend. They return at Shaftesbury Seconds next weekend.

Dorchester: Legg, Jones, Owens, Mitchem, Belt, Rajendar, Subramanian, Ryall, Barrett, Anderson, Buckley.

Just two points behind Dorchester lie Bere Regis, who are also in the title battle but reliant on other teams slipping up.

They travel to Blandford this weekend, a side who have already caused their fair share of upsets after winning Division One last season.

Bere captain Brian Keegan said: “They’ve got some good youngsters and I last time round I said about Rob Harding, left-armer that opened up for them, he’s decent.

“They’ve got a lot going for them and a bit of momentum, they got a good result against Dorch a couple of weeks back.

“We’re not going there complacent at all. We’re still striving for consistency and hopefully we bring that with us on Saturday.”

Bere Regis Seconds host relegation-threatened Abbotsbury in Division Three tomorrow (1pm).

Bere: J Keegan, Russell, S Goodhew, Robertson, T Goodhew, Munnings, Griffiths, Rogerson, Murphy, B Keegan, Walbridge.

Bere main sponsor: Booth Gadenne.

Bere first XI match ball sponsor: Dorset Reclamation.

Bere second XI match ball sponsor: Bere Regis Dental Practice.

Also in the Premier, Martinstown have their sights set on the top five and a top-half finish.

Charlie Durant’s men travel to current occupiers of fifth spot, Sherborne, tomorrow (1pm) with a 12-point gap to bridge.

Durant said: “They’re a good side, they struggled with availability in the early part of the year but they’ve always had a very strong batting line-up.

“The Terrace is a really tough place to go, one of the more tough places in the league, I’d say.

“We’re raring to go, three out of the last four games we’ve played we’ve played the top three and given them a real good go. On form, we’re feeling confident.”

Martinstown Seconds host Division Four leaders Wimborne Thirds tomorrow (1pm).

Martinstown: Nichols, Lewis, S Williams, Maltby, F Williams, Kane, Hill, Coombs, Durant, Trotter, T Pope.

In Division One, Portland Red Triangle have been dragged into a relegation battle.

Triangle are just 17 points above the drop zone, meaning ninth-placed Beaminster are in striking distance ahead of their meeting at the Memorial Ground tomorrow (1pm).

Portland skipper Matt Randell is aiming for victory this weekend to all but seal their place in the league for 2024.

He said: “I don’t think we were expecting to be in this situation five weeks ago, but it’s come around.

“If anything, it gives us something to play for in the last few games. The last few years we’ve been mid-table and pretty safe.

“Ultimately, it could get decided this weekend. If we took 20 points from Beaminster and restricted them, it would be a case of us picking up a few points in the last couple of games, even if they won.”

Portland are without several key players for the clash, with Simon Proffitt, Callan Laws, Matt Barrett and Joe Adkins all out.

Portland’s second string host Cattistock & Symene Thirds in Division Five tomorrow (1pm).

Triangle: G Munro, Caswell, Randell, Potts, D Adkins, Russell, Davey, Moles, J Marsh, Townley, Carolan.

Portland’s divisional rivals Puddletown are also unsafe from the drop, 19 points above Beaminster in sixth.

Ryan Norman’s men host Wimborne Seconds at Plush tomorrow (1pm) knowing a victory could go a long way to consolidating their spot in Dorset’s second tier.

Puddletown Seconds visit Wareham in Division Five tomorrow (1pm).

Lastly, Weymouth are tied for top spot with Corfe Mullen in Division Two.

Lloyd Beals’ Seasiders have not lost since mid-June, a run of five completed games, and could seal promotion this weekend should they earn seven more points than Compton House.

Ahead of travelling to Charlton Down tomorrow (1pm), Beals said: “It’s a straight shootout between us and Corfe, we’re up for it.

“I suppose you could call us the dusty rug, because we’re going to take some beating.

“The teams we have left have nothing to play for and will probably play to take joy out of trying to deny us points. Our goal, as always, is to score 200-plus and take ten wickets.”

Weymouth Seconds are also going for a title in Division Five. The current leaders host championship rivals Poole Town Fourths at Redlands tomorrow (1pm).

Weymouth: England, Gregory, Womble, B Lawes, Webb, Wills, Beals, Guyett, Urumancheri, Tarry, Mitchell.

Matchday sponsor: Active Mobility.

Player sponsor: Advoco Accountants.

Ground renovation sponsor: GRBS.