DORCHESTER Sports’ assistant-manager Steve Churchill anticipates his side will have to perform at their highest level to defeat Westland Sports in their Dorset Premier League tussle at the Clayson Stadium tomorrow (2pm).

Churchill’s men returned to winning ways by avenging a 2-1 loss to Sturminster Newton with a 3-0 success against the Cherries as Jamie Rawlings and Jamie West strikes, plus an own goal, handed them victory against the league’s bottom team.

Now Churchill has called for Sports to be on the pace against Westland, occupants of third with a nine-point and six-place advantage over the county town side.

He told Echosport: “No disrespect to Stur, this is a much different game, much tougher opposition.

“They’re very well organised, so we have to be at our best to have a chance of winning the game against them.

“The last two seasons they’ve always won their home games and we’ve always won ours. It would be good if we can keep that going.

“The boys like playing on the (3G) surface, it suits us and the players we’ve got. We like to get the ball down and knock it about, that’ll be the plan.”

On Westland, he added: “They’re always a big, physical side and don’t concede too many goals so we’re going to need to be high-energy in our attacking third of the pitch – on it to break them down.

“And they’ve got good, quick strikers so we’ve got to be on it all over the park.”

Manager Ashley James returns to take charge, with Pat Thomas the only unavailability as Gareth Will (suspension) and Joel Hewitt could return.