WIMBORNE Town’s Southern Premier South struggles continued as they succumbed to a 3-0 defeat at Dorset rivals Dorchester Town, writes Graham Dunn.

After staying on level terms for the first half, Wimborne's midfield was overrun in the second as Dorchester scored three times to deservedly take the points.

There was an early scare for the visitors when Mark Jamison's header back to his keeper forced stopper Ryan Hall to make a diving save.

The first real chance of the game came on nine minutes when Dorchester’s Sam Bayston's weighted through ball left Alfie Stanley one-on-one with Hall, the young stopper saved.

On 18 minutes the Hall again denied the hosts when he managed to divert Bayston's effort onto the post.

Hall's best save of the half came on 41 minutes following a free-kick 35 yards out. When the ball was returned from a half-clearance, Bayston's full-blooded shot was instinctively saved by the keeper.

The visitors did have chances in the first period. On 27 minutes Curtis Young's cross from the right was headed out to Jake Carswell on the edge of the box but his instant drive was wide.

Wimborne's rearguard action was undone in the first minute of the second period.

The visitors' defenders failed to clear Bayston's low cross from the right allowing Tom Purrington to sweep home from close range.

Dorchester's second came on 54 minutes. One-touch passing and movement ended with full-back Oakley Hanger clear of Wimborne's defence and he slotted home from near the penalty spot.

After Hall had saved from Kieran Roberts and substitute Flavio Tavares, the third and final Dorchester Town goal came in stoppage time.

Centre-forward Roberts, another ex-Wimborne player, chased and won a long ball down the inside-right channel, and fired fiercely at goal.

Hall made yet another fine save only for the ball to rebound into the path of Stanley who passed the ball into the unguarded net from the edge of the area.

The result left Wimborne bottom of the league table, with just seven points and one win in 14 league outings.