Sherborne RFC Colts set up a mouth-watering cup semi-final with local rivals North Dorset after a nail-biting win over Devizes.
Rhodri Hopkins scored the only points with a difficult penalty kick from the touchline to hand the Dorset side a 3-0 victory in dreadful conditions at Gainsborough Park.
“The conditions were dreadful, but we put in an outstanding defensive display” said Head of Senior Rugby Jim Gower. “Devizes were really strong, and the pitch was really cut up from the weather – so it’s great to get through it
“We’ve got a great chance of winning this cup. It gives the whole club a lift. We’re passionate about investing in our Colts as we’re been very successful at bringing them through to feature in our first team.”
Sherborne’s Colts have a good track record – having won three out of the last four Dorset and Wilts cups and having launched the career of Bath Rugby’s Ollie Devotto and George Buckney.
Devotto drove down to watch the current Colts reach the last four on Sunday, where they will host their local rivals on Sunday 23rd March.
The Bath Rugby star has been nominated for the LV=Cup Breakthrough player of the year, which could hand Sherborne RFC a cash prize of £1,000.
Voting is open until 9am on Monday 9th March at www.lv.com/about-us/sponsorship/rugby/breakthrough-player