BALTI Sports’ boss Marco Nott is wary of free-scoring Merley Cobham Sports in their Dorset Premier League contest tomorrow (3pm), labelling the Bournemouth side as the “in-form” team of the division.

Merley have bagged a gigantic 109 goals in 24 games with former Dorchester Town striker Matt Groves top of the scoring charts with 28.

However, Balti inflicted one of just four defeats for the league’s third-placed side when winning 3-1 back in September at Weymouth College.

Nott told Echosport: “By the looks of it they’re scoring five, six, seven most weeks. They’re a good side but we actually beat them at the start of the season.

“They’re flying at the moment and are probably the in-form team in the league. It’s going to be a very difficult place to go.

“But we quite like playing up there, we normally have good games. We’re quietly confident we can get something out of the game.

“We’re going to go out there and try and win the game. We’ve got nothing to lose, we’re fourth and the worst we can probably finish is fifth.“Apart from last Saturday (a 4-3 win over Corfe Castle) our defensive record hasn’t been too bad this calendar year.

“We need to go a little bit more solid in midfield. We went 4-4-2 on Saturday and were a little bit open, so I’ll probably change it a little bit.”

Nott’s first-choice midfield of Ethan Devaney, Charlie Kenderdine and Sammy Nichols are unavailable but defender Ash Smith could return after a long spell out.