DORCHESTER Sports’ boss Ashley James will exercise caution ahead of a trip to Sturminster Newton United in the Dorset Premier League tomorrow (2pm).

The Cherries carry a physical threat and James expects a taxing contest as the Clayson Stadium side look to build on impressive away form that has seen them record a 50 per cent win ratio on their travels.

He told Echosport: “They’re a good side at home and make it difficult for you to play football.

“It’s going to be different to playing on the 3G for a couple of weeks, going to Sturminster Newton on the grass, especially with the weather conditions.

“Our away form is decent this year and hopefully we can put the disappointment of the last few weeks behind us and go and get a positive result.”

On Sports’ back-to-back draws against Portland and Bridport’s reserve teams, James added: “It’s mentality, we’re not strong enough for 90 minutes.

“We’re good for large periods but then we switch off and get complacent. You can’t do that at this level, it’s killing us.

“Until we can be mentally strong for 90 minutes unfortunately we’re going to keep dropping points. Hopefully we can learn from our mistakes – we didn’t from the previous week.

“It’s only happening in 20 per cent of games but it’s enough to not get the three points. That’s disappointing because we should have won our last two games.”

Alex Gould and Gareth Will return and Dan Peart (ankle) is 50-50. Darren Watts (work), Pat Thomas, Jamie Rawlings (knee) and Adam Steele (ankle) are out.