GOALS from Ethan Devaney and Ryan Dovell saw Balti continue their good form in the league with a 2-0 win over rivals Holt United in the Dorset Premier League.

Balti are five games unbeaten in the league which, bearing in mind postponements in December, means their last league defeat came in November.

The match was dominated by the strong wind, which reduced the chances the teams were able to create.

Ricky Lane almost scored after 15 minutes when put through on goal, but was denied by a superb stop from the Holt goalkeeper.

However, Devaney produced a moment of magic to open the scoring.

He wove his way past two defenders, before rounding the goalkeeper and slotting in to open the scoring for Balti after 40 minutes.

Balti were able to boast a very strong bench, with the likes of Karl Dean, Danny Andrews and Dovell, and it was the latter two who would seal the victory for the home side.

With 25 minutes to go Andrews and Dovell came on and went into the attack. Before long Andrews had taken a shot which was saved, but placed nicely into the path of Dovell who fired into an empty net with five minutes to go.

The last five minutes saw Balti apply pressure while seeing the game out which they did successfully to take the three points.

As a result, Balti jump to fourth in the table, with 39 points from 21 games so far this season.

Balti boss Marco Nott, who scored a 25-yard strike in Balti veterans’ 3-1 win over Blandford, was particularly satisfied with how his side managed the victory over Holt.

Nott said: “It was a fantastic result really, we are growing in form and in confidence over the January period at the moment, I think we are five unbeaten now.

“We played very well.

“We were a little bit disappointed in the first half because I felt like we had the wind with us and we could have gained more of an advantage than we did.

“But to be honest I thought we controlled the whole game perfectly.

“Our game management was very good.

“I thought we won it through our midfield, our midfield was outstanding.”

Balti travel to Swanage Town & Herston on Saturday (3pm).

Balti: A Nott, S Walker, R Walker, Anderson, Taylor, Nichols (Nichols 65), Kenderdine (Dean 75), Devaney, Reader (Dovell 65), Lane.