Dorchester Sports v Wareham Rangers: team news and manager interview

DORCHESTER Sports manager Ashley James is aiming for a 12th straight win when Wareham Rangers visit Avenue Stadium tomorrow at 4pm.

Sports are aiming for a 10th straight victory for the Jewishon Dorset Premier League, adding to the Dorset Senior Trophy triumphs over the Under-23s of Poole and Blandford United.

With two cup semifinals to come and Sports tucked just six points behind league leader Hamworthy Rec, James is hoping to get 2022 off to a good start.

And the odds appear to be in their favor, with Wareham currently sitting second in the standings.

James, who is celebrating his birthday today, told Echosport: “We go through storms and then seem to get some positive results.

READ MORE: Dorchester Sports seals its place in the semi-finals of the Trophy

“To continue this race we will need a bit of luck, a good performance and I hope the points continue.

“No one has ever played New Years Day at our level before, so it’s going to be a new one. I think I’ll have to make a call in the morning!

“Wareham will be in the same position. It’s gonna be a little different, not your normal Saturday.

“Wareham will give everything they have, I’m pretty sure. We didn’t have everything our way when we beat them at home earlier in the season.

“We expect a tough game, but we’re in good shape, confidence is high and we want to continue next year.”

Liam O’Shaughnessy returns from hand surgery but Alex Gould (foot) is absent.

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