New club smashes British scoring record
March 12, 2014
A club from Dorset have smashed the British club record score with a 212-0 win at the weekend.
Dorset Dockers thrashed Dorchester Seconds, easily beating the previous record held by Welsh club Llanidloes who beat Holyhead 181-0 last September. In 1919 Cranleigh School beat KCS WImbledon 136-0; under modern scoring, that equates to 180-0.
On the way to their win, Dorset Dockers scored 32 tries shared among 16 players. The score was well short of the world record set by French Third Division side Lavardac, who defeated Vergt 350-0 in 1984.
The club was only formed last summer and are currently top of Dorset & Wilts League Two South. When the two sides met earlier in the season Dorchester were beaten 51-5 which was until the weekend their biggest defeat. They are fifth in the table.
"My reaction was disbelief and amazement," club chairman Jeremy Cook told the BBC "It was a great day and hope it will carry on for the remainder of the season. I had no intimation this could happen. We train hard in the week, we do what we can to make rugby exciting and it was one of those days where we managed to pull it all off.
"To be fair to the opposition, they carried on and played their hearts out, but it was one of those days where everything came off."
Dorchester were not quite as keen to speak to the press. A short club statement said: "Clearly shocked at the scoreline, the club will be holding a meeting this week when hopefully all facts will be available after which the club may be in a position to comment further."
This weekend Dorset Dockers travel to Bournemouth to play Oakmeadians II, a side they beat 128-0 earlier in the season.
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