Monday 14th December 2009
Jules Emati-Emati
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Striker signs weekly deal

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Dorchester Town manager Ashley Vickers hopes to include a new signing as well as a returning face in his squad for Saturday’s trip to Essex to face Chelmsford.

Striker Jules Emati-Emati has put pen to paper on a week-to-week deal, with a view to something more, while winger Nick Crittenden trained fully with the team for the first time since an ankle operation in October.

The Magpies would not have played a competitive game for two weeks by the time they travel to Melbourne Stadium after tomorrow night’s home match with Lewes was postponed because of the Sussex club’s involvement in an FA Trophy replay.

“We trained well yesterday morning and the boys had a hard session on Thursday,” said Vickers. “We were preparing for Tuesday night’s game but we are arranging a friendly for Tuesday instead.”

Although the Magpies’ boss is still trying to tie up a deal for defender Nathan Walker, who scored in Wimborne’s 2-0 win at Brading Town, he can now call on Emati-Emati – who has netted eight goals in 12 Toolstation Western League Premier Division games for former club Dawlish Town.

Daggers for Walsh However, one man seemingly in his final days as a Dorchester player is striker Phil Walsh, who has been used as a central defender in recent weeks.

Walsh was due to travel to Dagenham & Redbridge at the weekend to seal his move to the League Two high-flyers.

“As far as I know it’s all done but I know he was up there sorting things out,” said Vickers. “He’ll be going there in January we’ll wish him the best of luck because he’s been fantastic for us.

“Even though he’s been playing out of position he’s been producing some great performances and I rate him as a lad and a player.”

A five-point gap has formed above 17th-placed Dorchester in the Blue Square South table after wins for St Albans and Staines Town in the division’s only two games.

Tuesday’s postponement means the county town side’s next match will be in Essex at a possibly weary Chelmsford City on Saturday.

The Clarets, who are riding high in fifth, have a 660-mile round trip to Zamaretto Premier Division side Truro for an FA Trophy replay during the week after sharing four goals at the Melbourne Stadium at the weekend.

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