BALTI Sports boss Marco Nott is wary of the threat that Holt United pose, as his side prepares to visit the Bulls for their Dorset Premier League Cup Preliminary Round encounter tomorrow (3pm).

Balti finally broke their winless spell at Holt last year, winning 3-2 in the league, but they are aware of how tough it may prove to be.

Nott told Echosport: “We are unbeaten so far so we can take a lot of positives into that game, but Holt away is a very difficult game.

“We will go up there feeling positive and confident but we are not going to take it for granted because Holt are a decent side and I think we have only ever won up there once, and that was last year.

“It will be a difficult game.”

The two clubs are league rivals in the Dorset Premier League, but Nott says the cups are not the same as league clashes.

Nott, when asked if it was a bit of a dress rehearsal for the league, replied: “I don’t know really, cups are different. We always want to try and get a good cup run if we can, this is probably one of our best chances otherwise.”

Balti have Carl McClements, Sammy Nichols, Karl Dean and Sanchez Baker missing for the clash.

Balti may have Ethan Devaney returning, as well as Ricky Lane, Stef Stavrianos and Josh Burton.