BALTI Sports’ boss Marco Nott expects a “tight game” when his troops take on Bridport Reserves in their Dorset Premier League derby at Weymouth College tomorrow (2pm).

Balti are currently on a run of five consecutive losses in all competitions and sit eighth in the league, four places and nine points above the west Dorset outfit.

Nott’s men drew 2-2 with the Bees under the St Mary’s Field lights in August and Nott anticipates another tough examination against Shaun Annetts’ youthful side.

He told Echosport: “We’re looking forward to the game, we haven’t played for a couple of weeks – it’ll be nice to get a game underway otherwise the fixtures start piling up again.

“We had a tough draw down at their place, it was a fair result. Every time we seem to play each other it’s always a tight game. Both teams probably step up a bit when they play each other, so it’ll be good to have a little test and hopefully get the three points.

“We’re hoping if we can get that win we can back wins up together – that’s the aim, to get back up that league.”

Balti, at odds with previous weeks, are close to full strength for the encounter with only captain Ryan Dovell out injured.

Nott said: “The likes of Ethan (Devaney) are back and Ricky (Lane). Danny (Andrews) is back to full fitness and Phil Anderson managed to get 70 in the reserves on Saturday, which was vital for him.”

“It’ll be good to get him fast-tracked into the team soon. The only absentee is Ryan. Apart from that it looks quite promising.”