MARTINSTOWN captain Sam Kershaw is taking the positives from last week’s narrow two-wicket loss to Dorchester into their clash at Lower Ashton Farm against Poole Town in the Dorset Funeral Plan Premier League tomorrow (1pm).

In the reverse fixture, Martinstown lost by 93 runs and Kershaw admits it has taken time for his side to get going.

Kershaw, whose side sits ninth, 22 points off bottom spot, told Echosport: “Obviously we did not get the result we wanted (against Dorchester) but there are a lot of positives to take.

“I think if we apply ourselves like we did with the Dorchester game then there is no reason why we can’t be up there challenging every game.

“It took a while in the season to get going but hopefully now people are starting to come into a bit of form and going into (tomorrow) we will be pretty confident of coming away with a win.

Kershaw added: “It is always nice to play at home, obviously we are still chasing that first home win, it is one to tick off the list still.

“Last time we played Poole we did not apply ourselves well with the ball so we are hoping to correct some wrongs from last time.”

Matt Camp, Ryan Chase and Jack Kane come in for Chris Read, Steve Gerety and Teddy Andrews in the three changes for Martinstown.

Martinstown: Nichols, Williams, Kershaw, Maltby, Kane, Stewart, Hill, Chase, Camp, Coombs, Durant.