BRIDPORT climbed to second in Dorset & Wilts Two South after beating Wheatsheaf Cabin Crew away from home.

The Blues 22-13 win against the team from Salisbury continued their recent run of good form and currently leaves them in a promotion spot.

Captain Tom Gamwell handed his congratulations out to his teammates after the game.

He said: “I feel like being second in the table is the deserved reward for hard work and perseverance by the team.

“After suffering injuries to key players this result proves with have the depth to be successful. Looking forward, we have to continue playing with confidence and remain consistent for the rest of the season.”

During the game, Bridport capitalised first, a ball from the back of a scrum drifted out to Mitch Waters who broke the defensive line from the half way line to score under the posts. However, the resulting conversion attempt went wide from Waters.

At the other end, Wheatsheaf got back into the game with a penalty, however upon the restart Bridport reacted positively and looked to extend their two-point lead.

Waters quickly went over for his second try of the game as he took a quick penalty and crossed the whitewash, a score which was then converted.

The home team then got back into the game by scoring their first try.

After the referee looked to have missed a knock on, Bridport didn't play to the whistle and allowed the Cabin Crew to run in from 35m unchallenged. At the break the Blues were holding onto a narrow lead by four points.

Words came from Gamwell at half-time and Bridport came out with a more disciplined structure for the last 40 minutes.

The captain led from the front by scoring his inaugural first-team try for Bridport. Another quick tap-and-go developed into a well driven maul for scrum half Tom East to pop out the back for Gamwell to go in at the blind side.

Waters added another good two points from the touchline.

Wheatsheaf were allowed back into a game with another try and chased Bridport in the last quarter, with a converted try possibly giving the home team a win.

However the Blues held on with a strong and resilient defence and Layzell even added a final three points late on to remove a losing bonus point from the home side.

Bridport will look to take their rich form onwards to face struggling local rivals in Dorchester Seconds on Saturday.