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Basingstoke Town aim to build on Boreham Wood success
BASINGSTOKE Town travel to struggling Dorchester Town on Saturday looking to record back-to-back wins for the first time since August.
The Camrose club’s alarming slump came to an end with a 1-0 victory over Boreham Wood last weekend – and manager Jason Bristow is desperate for his side to build on that success and climb up the Conference South table.
Despite a run of five league games without a win, Town sit 12th in the table, just four points outside the top five. Another victory this weekend would lift them even higher and could provide the spark for the team to go on a good run, like the one they enjoyed at the start of the season.
“If you win two games then it can be the start of a good run,” Bristow said. “The table is looking very tight again and a couple of wins will push you right up there.
“It was nice to get the win last week and it’s important we get back on track. Last Saturday was about the result and this week is the same.”
Dorchester had a poor start to the season, failing to win any of their opening seven games.
They remain in the relegation zone but have won two of their last three in the league, including a 3-1 win at Maidenhead last Saturday.
Bristow added: “It’s going to be difficult because Dorchester will work hard and if we do not turn up in the right frame of mind they will cause big problems for us.
“We cannot afford to get complacent by looking at the table. It’s about building on the hard work we put in on Saturday and putting in a performance to match that. If we do that, I’m confident we will come away with three points.”
Bristow will continue to be without long-term absentee Jordace Holder-Spooner, while Ross Adams remains on loan at Chippenham.
Robbie Rice is still a doubt after picking up a knock in training last week but young Reading midfielder Matt Partridge will be available after his loan spell was extended to take in a second month.
However, Nathan Campbell is back in the fold after his loan spell at Kingstonian came to an end, while Simon Dunn continued his recovery from a knee injury with a substitute appearance last week and could be in contention to start.
Go to basingstokegazette.co.uk/sport for live coverage of Saturday’s game from Dorset.
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