DORCHESTER Sports hit nine goals in a game for the second time this season with a 9-0 thrashing of near neighbours Puddletown at the Avenue Stadium.

Ashley James’ men are now through to the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance Senior Trophy quarter-finals after a handsome derby win of sorts.

Puddletown’s side contained former Sports stars Nick Voss and Jack Will, while Sports fielded striker Dan Sheehy.

And it was Sheehy who upstaged his former club with a stunning quadruple to help the hosts to an enormous win.

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Sports were 2-0 up in seven minutes as Billy Brumble converted a close-range chance from Owen Peart’s corner and Joel Hewitt ran through to score.

Sheehy got the first of his four goals on 29 minutes, profiting from Matt Groves’ clever flick around the corner to make it 3-0.

And Sports were 4-0 to the good before the break when Toby Read lashed a trademark 35-yard scorcher into the top corner to all but seal the outcome of the tie.

Sports added five more goals in the space of 30 second-half minutes, with Hewitt making it 5-0 from deep inside the box.

Sheehy then went into overdrive, charging in on goal to fire home for 6-0 and then he turned provider for Peart, who wriggled past several challenges before slotting home.

Sheehy grabbed his hat-trick on 71 minutes, again assisted by Groves, as he blasted home inside the near post for 8-0.

And he capped a memorable afternoon by drilling across the keeper to make it 9-0 after good work from Alex Godfrey.

Puddletown were limited to few chances themselves but they did deserve credit for showing enough backbone to prevent double figures, although Sports were by then clearly out of sight.

Speaking to Echosport, James said: “It was a great afternoon, with all the bad weather there was about 130 people there.

“The lads put on a real show for everyone who turned up to watch, they didn’t disappoint.

“From minute one, we looked sharp and had that bit between our teeth. We started and finished well, and didn’t stop.

“It was good to see Nick and Jack, and a few others didn’t play, a couple of them were away, but we obviously know all of their players and they know all of us.

“We were expected to win in a league above and we certainly did that.”

He added: “Obviously in the quarter-final last year we went out to Wimborne, which was really disappointing when we were 2-0 up and lost 3-2.

“The year before that was the semi-final against Merley, so we’ve been knocking on the door of this trophy for a little while now and haven’t been able to get over that hurdle.

“It’s definitely something we’ll be looking for. Fingers crossed for a home draw.”

Sports: Record, Brumble, Browne, O’Shaughnessy, Read, O Peart, Sheehy (Kelly 75), Godfrey, Hewitt (McNamara 70), Groves. Subs not used: Harvey, Swain, McFetridge.