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North Dorset RFC looking to continue good home form against high-flying Trowbridge

By DavidBol  |  Posted: December 13, 2013


North Dorset Rugby Club take on Trowbridge RFC in Southern Counties South.

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NORTH Dorset RFC are quietly confident they can upset Southern Counties South high-flyers Trowbridge on Saturday - to continue their winning home record.

The Slaughtergate outfit have won their last four games at home - and have completely changed their back line since losing to tomorrow's opponents in September.

“I don’t think it will be a case of us stopping them winning - but it will be up to them preventing us from continuing our home record” explained North Dorset head coach Steve Ashfield.

“It’s great to have so much support at home - and it really provides a great atmosphere in which to play rugby.”

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Trowbridge have won their last seven games in Southern Counties South, and defeated North Dorset 26-7 earlier in the season.

“We had a look at the squad we had in September, and we now have a completely different back line - which is working well together” added Ashfield.

“We’ve also got a stronger pack, and with some boys back from college now - it’s quite a nice selection headache to have.”

After his side’s narrow win over Wimborne two weeks ago, Ashefield is hoping his side can keep down the penalty count to stop Trowbridge kicker Lloyd Davis.

“Against Wimborne we had two yellow cards - so we will be looking at reducing the number of penalties we concede” added Ashfield.

“They have a very good kicker, so we can’t play into his hands and give them easy points.”

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