Magpies make a bid for runners-up place
Dorchester Town Reserves resume their push for a second-place finish
with tonight’s visit of Christchurch (7.45pm).
The Magpies currently lie third in the Wyvern Premier League, just
a point behind Eastleigh and with a game in hand.
And county town boss Robbie Taylor believes a runners-up medal
would be just reward for all their efforts this season.
He said: “It would be magnificent to see the lads finish
second. We always say that results are not important but you always
get judged on them.
“You can say you have had a great season but people look
at where you are in the table and judge you on that.
“If we do finish second the lads will deserve it after the
way they have been playing. In the second half of the season there
haven’t been many sides better than us.
“You start looking to next season and if we can keep these
lads together I can’t see us losing too many games.”
This evening’s visitors to the Avenue Stadium complete the
top four and will no doubt be looking to claim all three points
in their last fixture of the campaign.
Taylor, whose side have gone 17 days without action, added: “It
seems like ages since our last game but we’ve now got three
in a flurry.
“Results have been good of late and the boys are buzzing
– they can’t wait for the game.
“The break may have done them a favour and I hope the lads
have a decent game. Hopefully there will also be a few coming down
“We will have some players missing this Saturday with Steven
Walker and Lloyd Beals suspended and others with work commitments.
“Therefore I probably won’t risk certain people tonight
so we save some legs for Saturday.”
Alex Godfrey and Sam Buckler should return to the squad while Sam
Unsworth is expected to keep goal in the absence of Dan Floyd, who
made his first-team debut in Tuesday’s Dorset Senior Cup final
win over Wimborne.
Following this evening’s match, the Magpies travel to AFC
Totton at the weekend before completing their season at home to
Gosport on Wednesday.