MERLEY Cobham Sports moved into third place following an impressive 2-0 win against fellow high-fliers Westland Sports at Merley Park.

Goals from Dan Edwards and Asa Phillips during a dominant first-half showing saw the damage done by the hosts.

And although Westlands rallied after the break, Merley rode the storm and got their grip back on the game with a tireless display.

Brothers Tommy and Cameron Beard fired Swanage Town & Herston to a 3-0 win over Blandford United at Day's Park.

Tommy Beard's double sandwiched an effort from top goalscorer Cameron Beard as Swans completed back-to-back victories.

Aaron Merredew bagged the only goal as Wareham Rangers earned a morale-boosting 1-0 win against Parley Sports at Purbeck Sports Centre.

Victory halted a run of six defeats on the trot for bottom-placed Rangers who also recorded their first league win in 15 attempts.

The all-important goal came midway through the first half and, although Parley battled hard, Rangers stood firm to claim three welcome points.

Hamworthy United reserves surrendered a 2-0 lead when going down 5-2 against Sturminster Newton United at Barnetts Field.

Early goals from Sam Carter and Josh Rose handed the visitors the ideal start. But that was as good as it got for the Hammers as the Cherries turned on the style.

A hat-trick from Jamie Danoris and Niall Woollard's double saw the hosts seal victory as the Hammers were condemned to a second successive reverse.

Sam Jones was the hero as Hamworthy Recreation booked their place in the Dorset Premier League Cup semi-final thanks to a penalty shootout triumph over Holt United.

Jones saved two of Holt's first three spot-kicks with Callum Charlton, Brad Hill, Dan Manuel and Luke Geddes all keeping their nerve to send Rec through 4-1.

The clash ended 2-2 after extra-time with Nathan Saxby missing a penalty for Holt just before half-time and Chris Long scoring from the spot for Rec to cancel out Mike Haskell's 56th-minute opener.

An own goal saw Rec edge ahead on 75 minutes before goalkeeper Jones was penalised for a push on Haskell in the last minute with Holt's Charlie Gajic netting the resultant penalty to force the tie into extra-time.