GOAL hero Phil Andrews walked off with the man-of-the-match award after kick-starting Dorchester's promotion challenge at the Avenue Stadium last night and confidently predicted: "With the side we have here we can win this division."

Andrews' goal in the 57th minute of his home debut following his £3,500 transfer from Bashley five days ago was enough to bring the Magpies their first win of the season against a Fisher Athletic side who fancy their own chances of a quick return to the Premier Division.

And afterwards the former Brighton goal-snatcher agreed it was a relief to make the breakthrough after his side had again missed a hatful of chances.

"It was just like Rothwell all over again and I was as guilty as anyone else because tonight I missed four or five chances in the first half," he said. "But it was superb when the goal went in tonight and I couldn't ask for any more."

With just over ten minutes left Andrews asked to be taken off because he was tiring. "I hadn't had a whole game in any of Bashley's friendlies and that was the longest I have been on the pitch since the back end of last season so I am a bit short of match fitness," he explained.

"It was good to get involved and hopefully now we are off the mark we can get another three points against Ashford on Saturday and then we will be flying.

"But no-one in this league is going to give points away and you have to battle in every game.

"But from last season's experience at Bashley and after seeing us play a couple of times I reckon Grantham are the only side we have to worry about."

Magpies boss Mark Morris thought his new man's goal - he pounced when Justin Keeler's shot was too hot for Fisher goalkeeper Maurice Munden to hold - was a typical example of his ability to spot the scoring chance.

"He's always alive to situations and if he hadn't of been there I doubt if

anyone else would have picked up the knock-down," he said.

"But that is what he is good at, he's a sniffer and a poacher and makes good runs in the box."

He admitted his side should have won by a more comfortable margin. "If we had taken the chances we should have in the first-half we would have been out of sight instead of hanging on nervously to a single goal," he said.

"But if we carry on creating the amount of chances that we have done in our first two games I think we will be hard to stop."