WAREHAM Rangers sealed Purbeck Derby spoils as an own goal from Sam Beale saw them overcome Swanage Town & Herston 1-0.

The contest proved to be a scrappy affair which had plenty of effort but lacked real quality from both sides.

Charlie Brassington went close for Swans from long range but keeper Ben Hodder had to make a couple of smart saves to rescue his side at the other end.

Swans had a massive chance to take the lead but Conor Magnier fluffed his lines from close range after good work from Paul Best.

This proved a costly miss when, five minutes later, the hosts took the lead with a soft goal after a mix-up in the Swans defence.

The ball ended up in the net deflecting off Beale for an own goal.

Swans produced plenty of effort and determination in the second half but both sides failed to create any clear-cut chances.

The closest Swans came to the equaliser was a penalty appeal turned down by the official in the last five minutes.

Victory for Wareham gave them their fourth success of the season, with Tom Birch’s side recording 14 points from 23 games to sit second-from-bottom of the pile.

Swanage are 13th in the table, with 21 points from 24 league games.

Meanwhile, bottom side Corfe Castle were beaten 4-0 at Dorchester Sports.

Corfe have just five points on the board this campaign from 19 league games played.