DORCHESTER Town striker Tom Bath admitted he would trade his five-goal start with the Magpies for more wins.

Bath joined from Tiverton Town in the summer having been tempted by the project developed by boss Callum Brooks, which has focused on creating a progressive style of football amid a familial atmosphere.

Former Tivvy marksman Bath has repaid the faith shown in him with five goals in six games.

However, the forward revealed he would happily swap his personal form for better results, the Magpies having lost their past four league games.

Bath, whose brace helped beat Evesham 2-0 in the FA Cup first qualifying round on Sunday, told Echosport: “Five goals on a personal level is a good start for myself.

“More importantly, I’d rather not score as many goals and us, as a team, win.

“A couple of the goals I’ve scored haven’t proved enough to get the three points. Sunday, it was nice to get the two goals to win a game.

“That’s good for the club with a good cup run but hopefully now that kick-starts us and we can go on and win a few more games in the league and start putting a few more points on the board.”

He added: “In the league we’ve started a bit slow. We needed that Sunday and it’s nice to have a break from the league to take our mind off it.

“We’ve done our job in the FA Cup for the minute and now we’ve got to go back (against Hendon) and get a result.”

Bath hailed the Magpies’ team spirit and backed his fellow teammates to help Dorchester return to winning ways in league trim.

“I have no doubts at all,” he said. “It’s a great group of lads. Normally on the pitch it goes well, then off the pitch you don’t really know each other.

“But off the pitch (at Dorchester) we’re so close as a group and I’ve no doubts we’ll turn things around in the league because we get on so well.

“The team spirit is one of the best I’ve ever been in. What the manager does is he puts everything into it and, to be honest, we need to start backing him with some results.”

Expanding on his time at Tiverton, Bath conceded the lure of playing at Dorchester had been key to his move.

He said: “Tiverton have got a great striker in Levi (Landricombe) and I was still getting enough game time there – it was nothing to do with that.

“But when Callum approached me, his project did interest me. The things he said attracted me to the club and Dorchester is a great club.

“It was nice to try something new. Obviously, three years at Tiverton is a long time and it was nice to try something different.”