DIRECTOR of rugby David Dunn hailed the calming influence of Dan Pollard after the kicking expert became Bournemouth’s latest record breaker.

The stand-off wrote his name in Lions’ history books when he slotted six conversions at Newbury last month to set a new club record of 60 in a season.

Pollard’s feat saw him overtake the previous best, set by Jon Sanchez in the 2004-05 campaign.

The 28-year-old, who is in his second season with the club, will be hoping to add to his collection when the National Three South West leaders visit Chippenham tomorrow.

Dunn told the Daily Echo: “Dan is a very calm, collected outside-half and he runs the game for us really well and reads the game well.

“He is regularly 100 per cent in his goal kicking and that is why average scores become big scores. He is very accurate.

“He runs the game and is very calm under pressure.”

Lions: (from) K Lynch, Searle, Stewart, Edwards, Chislett, Flynn, Pollard, Hardcastle, Tarrant, Wilford, Cawley, Manning, Brooks, Seward, Forrest, Hennings, Dunkerley, Hughes, Connolly, R Lynch, Hart.

Swanage & Wareham will be bidding to enhance their South West One East record when they travel to face Bletchley.

In Southern Counties South, third-from-bottom Oakmeadians could leapfrog Corsham when they visit their rivals. Elsewhere, Blandford host Walcot, leaders North Dorset travel to Trowbridge and Wimborne entertain Frome.