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Sherborne RFC Colts looking to continue Dorset and Wilts Cup legacy against Bournemouth RFC

By DavidBol  |  Posted: April 26, 2014

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Youngsters from Sherborne RFC will be competing in the biggest game of their careers so far when they face Bournemouth in the final of the Dorset and Wilts Cup on Sunday.

The youngsters are looking to win the trophy for the fourth time in five years, with the team hoping to add to their reputation - after bringing through talented players such as Ollie Devoto and George Buckney.

Sherborne won’t have it all their way though. The Lions defeated the west Dorset side earlier this season, and the senior side competed in National League Two South this season.

“For some of the guys, this will be the biggest game they have played in” explained Sherborne Colts coach Steve Devoto.

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“If we can match their backs, then I think we will give ourselves a really good chance. We’ve got an incredible record in this competition that I don’t think any other club can boast.

"The whole club really gets behind the Colts and will be supporting the boys on Sunday.”

On their way to the final, Sherborne eased past local rivals North Dorset and also triumphed over Devizes and Trowbridge.

Bournemouth are a much bigger club and their U17s have already clinched their Dorset and Wilts Cup.

Devoto believes victory would top off a fantastic season for the entire club.

“The first team ended up in third place in the Southern Counties league, which was a brilliant achievement” he said. “There probably is a bit of pressure to win, but with the entire club behind us –

it would be a great way to round off the season.

“We like to push our youngsters on to bigger and better things. We’re very proud of our Colts as they are really the future of the club.”

The U18s Dorset and Wilts Cup final takes place on Sunday at Wimborne’s Leigh Park.

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