DEPLETED Bridport were overwhelmed by a well-balanced Wimborne Seconds 50-7 as the Blues continue to prop up the Wadworth 6X Dorset & Wilts One South table.

For the second game in a row, the Blues faced a stronger team with an unsettled side due to injuries and unavailability.

The Blues kicked off into the gusts and were soon under pressure with the Wimborne forwards and backs combining well for the first try close to the posts.

From the restart the Blues forced a scrum yet for almost the first time this season they seemed to struggle and Wimborne forced a turnover, subsequently however losing possession and conceding a penalty for a high tackle.

Mitch Waters kicked into their 22 but they knocked on at the lineout and Wimborne cleared down field and from a lineout close in they drove over the line for a converted try.

After a lengthy stoppage, Wimborne drove into the Blues’ 22 and scored a converted try.

The error and penalty count for the Blues grew in the last quarter and they conceded three more tries before half-time going in 38-0 down.

The second half for the Blues was much more encouraging and the scrum was now more solid but they still struggled in the lineouts losing ball from positive attacking conditions.

Wimborne gradually got back on top and some good Blues defence kept them out, but they were powerless to stop a great drive by the Wimborne pack from a scrum near the 22 going over the line. Wimborne created one more try before a last effort by the Blues was rewarded when Nathan Herbert was illegally stopped from scoring, the referee awarding a penalty try for a final score of 50-7.