Middlesex were knocked out of the RFU National Under-20 Championship on Sunday (March 28), defeated 66-21 by 10-try Dorset & Wilts U20s in their quarter final at Bournemouth RFC.

Dorset & Wilts fly half Luke Flower scored 21 points including a try to help his side through to a home semi final against Yorkshire on April 18, with a showpiece final at Twickenham Stadium to play for.

Middlesex, who were missing Brunel University right wing Sam Randle, Richmond open-side flanker James Faktor and Saracens Amateurs scrum half James Leven, were 38-0 down by half-time.

Flanker Nick Horne, wings Alex Devereux and Rory Hearson and centres Will Beach and Lewis Warner scored tries for the hosts in that devastating opening period.

Warner, later awarded the 'man of the match' accolade, might have had a second try before the interval but was brought down following up his own kick ahead which resulted in a penalty try.

Middlesex had second-half tries through centre Robbie Martey, scrum half John Thompson and their captain and hard-working tight-head prop Charlie Doyle - each converted by centre Elliot Wake.

But tries for the Twin Counties by Flower, Beach, Hearson and young replacement prop Liam Chamberlain meant the result was never in any doubt.

"We made a weak start and some defensive gaps were exploited successfully by Dorset & Wilts," said Nigel Orton, Middlesex U20s' team manager.

"The second half performance was much better and a particularly well executed good backs move led to Robbie Martey's try.

"It was much more evenly contested than the scoreline suggests but the match was played in a great spirit and we wish Dorset & Wilts well for the semi final."

Middlesex squad: Nick Lewis (Saracens Amateurs), Ross Grimstone (London Scottish), Charlie Doyle (Ruislip, capt), Sam Kelly (Saracens Amateurs), James Thompson (London Scottish), Tom Ratcliffe (Brunel University), Dom Madden (Finchley), Ross McGowan (London Scottish), Robbie Martey (Saracens Amateurs), Anthony Hitchcock (Rosslyn Park), Elliot Wake (St Mary's Univ College), Chris Brown (London Scottish), Callum Davey (Saracens Amateurs), Ollie Dyer (Bedford Academy), Brad Webb (Hackney), Piers Currell (Richmond), Cariern Clement-Pascall (Richmond College), Aaron Radley (Hartpury College), Ryan Griffin (Saracens Amateurs), Joseph Mogaji (Wasps), Dan Heath (Richmond), David Ross (Harrow), Stefan Archer (Brunel), Dorian Craddock (Saracens Amateurs), Pierce Clarkin (Ealing), Jamie Doughty (Twickenham), Jack Leaning (Brunel), Luke Leatherbarrow (Saracens Amateurs), Wayne Meek (Northolt).