DRIMPTON beat Donyatt United 3-1 away to guarantee promotion to Perry Street & District League Division One next season.

It means Andy Loudon’s Greens have achieved back-to-back promotions after coasting through Division Three in the previous completed campaign.

Wind played havoc throughout as Donyatt failed to capitalise on a defensive misjudgement by Drimpton.

United were punished when Drimpton took the lead after a good spell of possession, prolific striker Adam Cody-Boutcher firing home.

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This rattled the home side and their cause was made harder when their captain was sin-binned for dissent with 10 minutes remaining, although Drimpton did not utilise the extra man.

Donyatt then won a free-kick on the edge of the Drimpton box, which was pushed round the post by Mark Symonds in the Greens’ goal.

The second half started slowly for Drimpton with Donyatt allowed too much time to unleash an effort which was saved comfortably by Symonds.

Drimpton gained control of the game on around the 60-minute mark when a home defender reacted to a challenge and allegedly swore at the referee, a resulting red card was issued and effectively ended any hopes of a comeback.

John Kingston finished calmly to settle any nerves and a deflected Charlie Morgan effort gave the Greens a hard-fought 3-0 advantage.

There was still time for a consolation goal for the hosts when a shot destined to go wide ended up in the net, strong wind playing a huge part.

Post-match, Loudon said: “Donyatt were our toughest test so far this season and we are delighted to keep our winning streak going.

“We coped well in the conditions and managed to create numerous chances.

“We have two big games coming next back-to-back against Charmouth which will decide who wins the league.

“Man of the match was Frank Symonds who filled in at right-back and had a great game.”