DORCHESTER Sports’ boss Ashley James believes the current spate of postponements feels like “pre-season all over again” ahead of the visit of Parley Sports to the Avenue Stadium tomorrow (2pm).

Sports have not played a home game since December 2 – a full 11 weeks ago – when they beat Blandford United 7-1 in the Dorset Senior Trophy.

James, whose side has won six out of eight Dorset Premier League home games this season, told Echosport he is keen for Sports to rediscover their home form after the long lay-off.

He said: “It’s like we’ve got to start again, it’s pre-season all over again. We’ve had a couple of friendlies and I think it’s the same as most teams.

“Parley got a good result on Saturday so they’ve had a game. It’s going to be tough because they’ve got 90 minutes under their belts.

“We’ve got to try and get our home form back. There’s 16 games to go but we’ve got to start with a win and hopefully get on a run of good form.”

Sports beat Parley 4-3 away in November, a result that James feels energised their season.

He said: “They’re a good side. We beat them 4-3 at their place which I think was probably one of our better performances to come back from 1-0 down.

“It kick-started our season. The second-half performance was class and we beat them in the last few minutes. That was the turning point of our season.”

Brandon Heal has recovered from a foot injury, but Ash White (ribs) is doubtful. Jamie Rawlings is unavailable.

Meanwhile, Dorset Senior League leaders Chickerell United go to fourth-placed Witchampton United tomorrow (2pm).