BALTI Sports manager Marco Nott made no secrets about his desire to capture silverware in either league or cup competitions with the club this season.

The Weymouth College outfit finished second in the league last term, running out of steam in the title race to finish nine points adrift of Holt United in the Dorset Premier League.

Asked whether his side would be aiming for the top spot this season, Nott told Echosport: “That’s the goal but it certainly won’t be easy.

“Hopefully we can close the gap and, if we can go one further, that would be amazing really.

“The league is always tough. There are probably seven or eight teams that could win the league or certainly be challenging. It’s never going to be easy.”

He added: “Second was a great achievement last year. We could have won the league if we had won that game (against Holt) and kept going.

“But we weren’t disappointed in our league performance. With it being only our second year, to come runners-up is still a pretty good achievement when you look back on it.”

Balti have added experience in the form of Ryan Dovell to their squad this season, who is set to feature for them as well as balancing his player assistant-manager role at Dorchester Town Reserves.

And with a few other faces set to bolster the ranks of the club, Nott is hoping to go further in the domestic cup competitions.

“We really want a good cup run as well, to be honest,” he added.

“We haven’t really done well in cups for quite a few years now, so we will certainly be looking for a couple of good runs if we can.

“We won a couple of leagues a few years ago and we have been on a massive wave in terms of the league.

“It would be everything really if we could get any form of silverware. It would just be a massive boost.“