DORCHESTER, the side who just can't perform at home, are happy to be on the road again tomorrow when they travel up the M3 to Farnborough (3pm).

The Magpies have only failed to return with points from four of their 16 away games in the Conference South this season and if they could have matched that record at the Avenue Stadium they would now be looking at a possible top-ten finish.

Instead, with nine fixtures left, they go into tomorrow's game at Cherrywood Road slightly edgy, nine points above the drop zone and still requiring around three victories to finally banish any relegation fears.

"I don't think we will be drawn into a relegation fight because the players have shown themselves to be very strong-minded in recent games and I'm sure we now have the character to stay out of trouble," said boss Mick Jenkins.

"We've had a tough run against top sides and now we've got some matches against teams around us in the league we can hopefully finish with a bit of a flourish and get the points we need to get well up into mid-table.

"Our draw at Fisher on Monday was an excellent result against good opposition and results on Tuesday went in our favour with Bognor and Hayes losing and Sutton, Yeading and Bedford drawing."

Farnborough, one of Jenkins' former clubs, provided the Magpies with a great start to the season when they were comprehensively beaten 4-1 in Dorset last August.

What Magpies' fans would give for another performance like that when their side ends their current run of three successive away games by hosting Weston-super-Mare at the Avenue Stadium on March 31.

"After losing their first two games Farnborough have done fantastically to overcome their ten-point penalty for going into administration and to get out of the bottom three," said Jenkins.

"Their manager Ian McDonald is a big friend mine from his Portsmouth days, but friendship will go out of the window at 3 o'clock tomorrow because if we beat them we will go above them in the table," he added.

"We were really stretched to field a side at Fisher with Ryan Hill suspended, Liam Cockerill out for personal reasons and Scott Morgan injured.

"Mark Jermyn and Gary Bowles were both struggling with knocks they picked up against Histon and we kept them on the bench as a precaution.

"But Ryan, Mark, Gary and Liam should all be available tomorrow so the squad looks much stronger."