DORCHESTER Sports’ boss Ashley James is not underestimating Sherborne Town Reserves ahead of their Dorset Premier League encounter with the Zebras at the Clayson Stadium tomorrow (2pm).

James is wary of a potential strengthening of Sherborne’s reserve side given the north Dorset outfit are without a match this weekend.

And the unpredictability of facing a second-string team has left James believing the contest to be even more difficult than first thought.

He told Echosport: “Another three points would be very much needed.

“We don’t underestimate anyone, it’s a tough league. You don’t know what sort of team they’re going to bring down.

“We don’t think their first team has got a game.

“The reserves’ side you never know what you’re going to come up against in our league.

“Obviously when we played Portland we came up against their Wessex Premier League team – you just never know what the reserve teams are going to bring down.

“If their first teams haven’t got a game – it’s already a difficult fixture but it makes it a lot more difficult. You’re never really sure what to expect.”

James, whose side has five wins from seven league home games this season, nevertheless expects another solid home display.

“We’re in good form at home and we expect to get a positive result,” James said.

“Since we went to (the Clayson) three seasons ago we’ve had a good home record. The lads just enjoy playing there.

“It’s obviously one of the best facilities around and we’re very privileged to play there. It’s an extra boost for anyone. The new surface suits us as well.”

Joel Hewitt and Antony Frost are unavailable but Brandon Heal returns. Josh Lucas will deputise in goal for Frost.