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North Dorset coach praises Josh Marshall for debut hat-trick in Southern Counties South

By DavidBol  |  Posted: January 17, 2014

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Josh Marshall scored three times on his Southern Counties South debut for North Dorset RFC (Photo: Bob Bradford)

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NORTH Dorset head coach Steve Ashfield commended Josh Marshal after the youngster marked his first team debut with a hat trick.

Marshall went over three times as the Gillingham side eased past Ivel Barbarians to start 2014 with a victory in Southern Counties South.

Ashfield is confident Marshall can continue his bright start playing at a higher level – and is likely to feature against Frome on Saturday.

“Josh came through with flying colours and he’ll certainly be involved in our next match against Frome” explained Ashfield.

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“In the past, we have brought some youngsters into the first team too soon, so it can be a risk – but he’s done really well. The Ivel game was the ideal chance to give a few people a go, and it worked out well.”

North Dorset are confident they can win their next few games – lifting them up the league table.

The Slaughtergate outfit are currently in sixth place in the Southern Counties South table – two points behind Swanage and Wareham who face Sherborne this weeknd.

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