DORCHESTER Sports’ boss Ashley James admitted he is “desperate” to secure a long-awaited victory against Corfe Castle in their Dorset Premier League meeting at the Clayson Stadium tomorrow (2pm).

James’ men have been without a league win since December 1 when a 3-0 scoreline defeated lowly Sturminster Newton United.

Since then, James’ troops, who beat Corfe 3-2 in August, have accrued just three points from five league matches – a statistic the Sports’ boss is eager to overturn.

He told Echosport: “Away games are always difficult in this league. Their home record is not too bad and they have improved recently.

“It was a tight game at the Clayson when we played them earlier on in the season which we just about won 3-2.

“We’re going to be in for another tough game. We’re desperate to get three points so hopefully we can dig deep and hopefully pick up a win.”

Commenting on his team’s form, James added: “It’s been a bit patchy but I think getting these two draws – and we’ve stopped conceding – gives us a platform.

“I know they’re only draws but they’ve given us a bit more confidence that we can go out and win this games.

“The next two or three fixtures we’re backing ourselves to pick up a couple of wins and finish the season on a high.

“That’s got to start (against Corfe).”

Pat Thomas and Jack Steele return while Ashley White is recalled from the reserves. Ryan Ross (ankle) misses out.

n Dorchester Sports Reserves next host Chickerell on Saturday, February 2.