HAMWORTHY Recreation boss Gareth Daniel was delighted to strike a hammer blow to Weymouth’s Magna Dorset Premier League title chances, as his side triumphed 1-0 over the Terras.

Richard Sands netted the winner after 19 minutes at Magna Road, as Rec established an 11-point lead at the DPL summit.

While second-placed Weymouth have played one game less, 11 points from Rec’s final six matches would be enough to secure them their second straight title.

Daniel said: “It was a big game between the top two sides and realistically at this stage it looks as though it’s a two-horse race for the title.

“People were saying ‘you should go on and do it now after such a big win’.

“But any win in this league is big – whether you beat someone in the lower reaches or you beat Weymouth.

“Three points are three points, but the timing of this will certainly stand out because it will knock them back.”

Elsewhere, Holt United survived a breathtaking comeback from Blandford United to win 4-3 at Park Road.

Phil Brown, Jack Bath and Tom Willis put the visitors ahead, but Justin Hall, Jamie Filkins and Mark Ford dragged the Royals level.

Willis broke Blandford hearts 10 minutes from time, though, when he converted a penalty after Oliver Morris had handled in the box.

A Jamie Mowlem brace and one from Jamie Holland handed Poole Borough a 3-1 victory at home to Sherborne Town.

Aaron Corby netted a last-gasp goal for Swanage Town and Herston to rescue them a 2-2 draw at Parley Sports.

A Dan Manuel effort was not enough to prevent Sturminster Marshall succumbing to a 2-1 loss at home to Merley Cobham Sports.

Oliver Hand bagged a consolation as second-from-bottom Cranborne crashed 4-1 at Bridport, while basement club Sturminster Newton went down 4-0 at Wincanton Town.

The day’s other games between Chickerell United and Hamworthy United and Portland United and Westland Sports both finished 2-2.