Minety have been forced to concede their cup match at Dorchester this coming weekend. Last weekend’s bruising encounters with Supermarine (D&W1N) and Chippenham (D&W3N) have taken their toll on an already threadbare and injury ravaged squad.
1st XV captain Tom Claxton told us, “Yes, I can sadly confirm that the cup match is cancelled. The reason is predominantly due to injuries in the tight 5 and the resulting inability to field a front row or experienced locks. We have over 10 players out injured, 8 of them first team. Even if we had had sufficient numbers we would have had players playing well out of position and that is never satisfactory. We’re sorry to miss out on a chance in the cup; we can all remember the day two seasons ago when we won the cup at Warminster in a thrilling match against Lychett Minster. If there is to be a positive from the concession, it is that our rather bruised and battered squad will have a little more time to recover before we face Combe Down on the 21st.”