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15
JAN

The Seasiders simply blew the Wiltshire outfit away in the first quarter of this classic encounter with pace guile and a determination not to come runners up for a second successive season, after suffering a heartache in last year’s showpiece, losing 20-11 to Blandford, the Monmouth Avenue side were determined not to let history repeat itself.

And they did so in fine fashion, opening up a commanding 25-0 lead at North Dorset’s Slaughtergate ground.

Opponents Supermarine simply had no answer to the pace and power of the Dorset & Wilts One South leaders who, despite allowing their northern division counterparts to close the gap to 15 points, secured victory with the final try of the night.

Proud head coach Paul Harding said: “It was excellent and the manner in which we won really pleased me.

“We knew we needed to start well as that is what let us down last year and for the first 25 minutes we were outstanding.

“We played with pace and power and we blew them away – it was fantastic rugby. They were chasing shadows and they could not live with us.

“I was really proud of the players. All 22 of them got on and played their part on a fantastic night for the club.

“I’d also like to pay tribute to the backroom staff and my fellow coach Chris Plummer. It’s been a while since we won a trophy – I’m just pleased that we played as well as we did.”

Nick Sheppard set the tone with an early penalty before Joel Wilson pounced on a Supermarine error and sprinted over the line for the opening try, which the former converted.

The pressure continued and Sheppard’s boot provided three more points for Harding’s men.

Weymouth were now in top gear and a flowing move resulted in Gareth Iles touching down for try number two.

Craig Barter then broke from the back of a scrum on the opposition’s 10-metre line and went in under the posts.

Sheppard added the extras and Weymouth found themselves 25 points to the good in as many minutes.

A shell-shocked Supermarine finally found a way through and a converted score saw them close the gap.

The Dorset & Wilts One North high-fliers were now enjoying their best spell of the game and received a further boost when an offside Sheppard was sent to the sin-bin.

A penalty just before the break reduced the deficit once more but that was as good as it got for the Swindon-based side.

Supermarine were unable to fully capitalise on their numerical advantage and after Sheppard returned to the field of play, Weymouth put the game out of reach.

Sam Morris crossed the whitewash and Sheppard dispatched the conversion to complete a memorable night.

As part of their success, Weymouth progress into the RFU Senior Vase and next up are Berks/Bucks & Oxon Premier club Drifters at

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