TITLE-CHASING Dorset Dockers continued their push for the Dorset & Wilts One South crown after a 39-19 victory over Bournemouth III.

Dockers began well with winger Kingsley Agbo touching down twice to put the hosts in control.

Lions inched closer to a response but some superb vision from Dockers 17-year-old Oli Mowlem saw him intercept and race away some 70 yards.

He was tracked down but popped up a sublime pass to supporting loosehead Tom Smith to cash in.

With Dan Mallard adding the extras, the hosts led 17-0 at the break.

Lions reduced to just five the deficit after half-time through some fine work by Chris Jeffes, David McDonald and Jo Burns.

But this seemed to galvanise Dockers, who have been unbeaten at home for 18months. Jordan Cutler found some space down the left to score before Mowlem touched down. After a Liam Kenny break, a penalty try was also awarded to the hosts for a high tackle.

Bournemouth crossed once more for a consolation effort but it was not to matter as Dockers held firm.

  • A blistering first-half display helped New Milton seal a 35-21 win at Hampshire Premier rivals Alresford.

The visitors ran in five tries to seal a seventh win of the campaign.

Charlie Jewiss touched down the opening try for Milton before Oli BC skipped away from three players to add another.

A neat dummy from Chris Conacher allowed him to add to the try count and Jewiss crossed for his second before the break.

Despite conceding two converted scores following the interval, Sam Bew offered a response with a try to ease any concerns for the visitors. And although Milton conceded once more, they cruised to a 14-point success.

  • Joel Mariner’s first-half penalty was in vain as Wimborne fell to an 8-3 home loss to Oxford Harlequins.

Defeat stretched to four South West One East games the Minstermen’s losing run.