DORCHESTER are preparing for a titanic battle in their mouth-watering meeting with Wessex Internet Dorset Premier League leaders Wimborne at Dorchester Rec tomorrow (1pm).

Dorchy are 28 points behind the Minstermen and need to win to stand any chance of winning a fourth title in five seasons on the final day next weekend.

However, Wimborne know a victory at the Rec and defeat for Poole at Christchurch could crown them champions.

Vice-captain Gautham Rajendar told Echosport: “I believe that be it against Wimborne or any other team, we always are aiming for the 20 points.

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“That being said, we know how good a side they are and our game at theirs in June was a close one. We’re expecting more of the same.

“The lads are confident as always. On paper, I’d say we’re pretty evenly matched and we’re hoping for a good game.”

Dorchester Seconds visit Broadstone Seconds in Division Three, hoping to secure promotion. Dorchester Thirds visit Shaftesbury Seconds in Division Six (both 1pm tomorrow).

Dorchester: Stewart, Jones, Owens, Mitchem, Belt, Rajendar, Subramanian, Ryall, Barrett, Buckley, Ragnauth.

Elsewhere in the Premier, Bere Regis are now simply looking to finish as high as they can after defeat at Blandford last week ruled them out of the title race.

Bere host Cattistock & Symene tomorrow (1pm), with skipper Brian Keegan looking for tangible improvements against a Foxes side scrapping for their place in the league.

He said: “You want to win every game and I understand Cattistock’s predicament. I’d back ourselves to win but only if we actually perform.

“If we do what we did at Blandford, then that will make life extremely difficult.”

Dave Griffiths and James Keegan miss out, with Rich Cole and Rob Murphy returning. Sam Goodhew (shoulder) could replace Gordon Fraser.

Bere Regis Seconds visit Winton in County Division Three tomorrow (1pm).

Bere (from): Russell, Rich Cole, Munnings, S Goodhew, Fraser, Robertson, Murphy, T Goodhew, Rogerson, Payne, Walbridge, B Keegan.

Bere main sponsor: Booth Gadenne.

Bere first XI match ball sponsor: Chat-Com.

Bere second XI match ball sponsor: Dorset Property Surveys.

With Bere in fourth, Martinstown are aiming to lock up fifth place having made strides forward in recent weeks.

Charlie Durant’s side are currently sixth, four points behind Sherborne in fifth with two games to play.

Martinstown entertain Broadstone tomorrow (1pm), Durant telling Echosport: “It’s pretty simple, we’ve got a great chance if we win both of our remaining games.

“I see us with a great chance of finishing in the top half which I think would be a success for us after a tough start to the season and we lost winnable games to rain.

“Broadstone are a good side and there’s three or four teams fighting for the same spot, they’re one of them. It will be a competitive game but we’ll give it our best shot.”

Steve Gerety and Ry Gerety come in but Fraser Hill and Jonathan Samways miss out.

Martinstown Seconds need two points from their Division Four match with Cheselbourne to guarantee their place in the division for 2024.

Martinstown: Nichols, S Gerety, Lewis, S Williams, Maltby, F Williams, Coombs, R Gerety, Kane, Durant, Trotter.

In Division One, Portland Red Triangle have been dragged into a relegation scrap after losing to Beaminster last week.

Triangle are five points above the drop zone and host Stalbridge tomorrow (1pm).

Portland skipper Matt Randell said: “There will be a fair few teams feeling pressure, so hopefully results go our way.

“We’re pretty confident, we can’t worry about the other teams, we have to do what we do well for long periods of time. Naturally, we’ll get results.”

Callan Laws, Matt Barrett, Joe Adkins and Rich Samuel all return for Portland, with Mark Caswell, Rob Townley, Simon Barrett and Izaak Russell missing out.

Triangle’s second team visit relegation-threatened Puddletown Seconds in Division Five tomorrow (1pm).

Portland: Laws, M Barrett, D Adkins, Randell, Munro, Moles, Samuel, J Marsh, Potts, Davey, J Adkins.

Also in the relegation scrap are seventh-placed Puddletown, level on points with Portland.

The Kingfishers visit second-placed Poole Town Seconds tomorrow (1pm) looking to pull away from the drop zone.

Captain Ryan Norman said: “Over the last couple of weeks, everything’s pulled itself together.

“We’ve got to make sure we do all we can to make sure we’re not one of (the relegated teams).

“It’s going to be a hard game, we’ll try and get as many points as we can out of the game.”

Puddletown welcome back Adam Weir and Pete Phillips, but Rob Snow misses out.

In Division Two, Weymouth know 40 points in their last two games will seal the title due to their superior head-to-head record against Corfe Mullen, with whom they are tied on 230 points.

The Seasiders host Sturminster & Hinton at Redlands tomorrow (1pm), the north Dorset side being the last team to defeat Weymouth in mid-June.

Weymouth captain Lloyd Beals said: “We will have a scorer and umpire both games, so with the bonus points we’re already promoted in my eyes.

“But promotion isn’t in my mind whatsoever. Winning the league is all I care about now. We have 20 wickets to take and 400 runs to score, that’s all we can do.

“However we finish, nothing will take away how amazing the feel around the club has been this year.”

Weymouth Seconds could wrap up the Division Five title if they beat Stalbridge Development away and earn seven more points than Poole Town Fourths tomorrow (1pm).

Weymouth: England, Gregory, B Lawes, Walton, Beals, J Sapsworth, J Armfield, Guyett, Urumancheri, Tarry, Hoyes.

Matchday sponsor: Active Mobility.

Player sponsor: Advoco Accountants.

Ground renovation sponsor: GRBS.