DORCHESTER Sports have "got to win" to finish above tomorrow's opponents Blandford United, says boss Ashley James.

Sports travel to the Royals (3pm) looking to extend their advantage over the north Dorset side to nine points, although Blandford have five games in hand.

Sports currently sit fifth and could rise to third if results go their way with the unlikely scenario of a nine-goal swing.

James told Echosport: "If we want to finish above them, we've got to win - simple as that.

"If we go nine points in front they'll still have five games in hand. That will be difficult for them.

"With three points and five games in hand they'll finish above us. It's a massive incentive.

"If we want to finish in the top five, which is our aim, we have to try and win."

Jamie West and Ash Smith return for Sports, while striker Joel Hewitt, who scored 24 goals in 28 starts for Sports last season, has rejoined from Portland United Reserves.