DORCHESTER Sports’ manager Ashley James is keen to “make amends” for last week’s 1-1 draw with Portland United Reserves by beating Bridport Reserves at the Clayson Stadium tomorrow (2pm).

James’ troops have played just four home games in the Dorset Premier League this season and are eager to make ground into the top four by Christmas.

While James has his sights set on three points, he acknowledges the derby against Bridport will be no walkover.

He told Echosport: “It’s time to bounce back. We have done well on the occasions we haven’t won this season, we’ve bounced back pretty positively.

“Saturday was a setback and hopefully we can make amends by getting three points, but it will be another tough game against a team that are young and energetic – similar to the Portland game.

“I can’t see there being many goals in the game. There are fine margins and hopefully we’ll come out on top.”

Elaborating on the derby, James said: “Any game in the DPL is hard-fought, whoever you play.

“Bridport have a young squad and will always want to come and upset the home side.

“They’ll give it everything they’ve got and we’ll have to be a lot better than what we were on Saturday if we want to get the three points.”

Adam Wash and Curtis Hansford return but Darren Watts, Alex Gould and Pat Thomas miss out.