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Stone strikes as Recreation revival continues
LUKE Stone again proved Hamworthy Recreation’s inspiration as their recent revival continued with a 3-0 success at Sherborne Town reserves.
Stone took to 16 his tally for the season with a brace, including one from the penalty spot, while Joe Wood, sent off against Weymouth reserves last week, snaffled another strike.
Elsewhere, Poole Borough crashed to a 4-0 defeat at Bridport reserves.
Ben Clarke bagged a hat-trick for the hosts, while Garry Bulman netted their second goal to con sign struggling Borough, winless in seven league outings, to a place in the bottom four.
Swanage Town & Herston slipped to a last-ditch defeat |in a seven-goal thriller at Tintinhull.
Peter Ireland’s strike sealed the Swans’ 4-3 reverse in the second minute of added time after Paul Best, Richard Best and Rowan Robinson had cancelled out strikes from Ciaran Levet, Ireland and Arron Sheard.
Oliver Clayton’s solitary strike three minutes after half-time secured maximum spoils for Parley Sports against bottom club Holt United.
The 1-0 defeat left the Bulls winless in 10 Dorset Premier League matches.
Wareham Rangers’ unbeaten run came to a sudden halt when they suffered a 4-1 defeat at home to Blandford United.
The Royals led 1-0 at the break following Jack Jones’ 16th-minute strike before further goals from Dan Snow and Jamie Hall put the visitors in a commanding position.
Duane Hobbs reduced the arrears from the penalty spot but Snow’s second restored the three-goal cushion with 13 minutes to play.
But if there was an award for the DPL’s worst day at the office, it would have gone to Cranborne who slumped to a 9-0 pummelling at league champions Portland United.
Joe Toghill, playing his last game for the hosts before moving to Australia, netted five times alongside goals from Lewis Clarke (2), Edward Bastick and James Turrell.
The thumping left the Cranes reeling in the bottom three.
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