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A TRY from substitute Dave Allan rescued a share of the spoils for Weymouth in their Dorset & Wilts One South curtain-raiser at home to Wimborne Seconds.

The Seasiders, who had earlier seen Joe Gibson and Julian Quick cross the whitewash, found themselves 17-12 adrift at Monmouth Avenue.

But super-sub Allan came to the rescue to ensure the hosts avoided a losing start to the campaign.

Head coach Paul Harding felt a draw was the least his side deserved, praising their never-say-die attitude in the process.

He said: We didnt start particularly well but we had enough possession to win it. However, in the end, I was really pleased to see us come back from 17-12 down while playing against a strong wind.

We showed a lot of spirit and a never-say-die attitude. We played some really good rugby in the last 20 minutes and had a couple of good chances which we couldnt convert.

We were unfortunate not to win but I was pleased with aspects of the game. It was one we could have won but Im not overly disappointed.

The guys were bitterly disappointed as they knew it was one they could have won, but its early days in the season and we can build on this.

Harding also paid tribute to the display of number eight Quick, adding: We had a lot of good performances but the outstanding player for me was Julian Quick he played extremely well.

The Seasiders travel to Sherborne Seconds in their next outing.

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