DORCHESTER Town will need to be at their best to beat Blackfield & Langley and progress to the FA Cup third qualifying round tomorrow (3pm), according to boss Callum Brooks.

The Magpies visit BetVictor Southern Premier South rivals the Watersiders, to whom they lost 2-1 on Bank Holiday Monday, conceding in the first minute of each half.

Brooks stated his respect for the Hampshire side after their back-to-back promotions and an impressive start to the league season which has earned four wins from six games.

On facing Blackfield in August, Brooks told Echosport: “We played poorly on the day and we gave them the first goal, the second goal came from our mistake.

“Then we went down to 10 men and we were still pushing for a point come the end. There’s nothing worse when you feel like you’ve left something behind.

“That memory is very fresh in my mind and I’m sure it is in the players’ mind. When I say that, I don’t mean any disrespect to Blackfield & Langley.

“Every time in the last three or four years I’ve checked a result they’ve almost become a winning machine. They’ve carried that into this league.

“Glenn (Howes) and Woodsy (James Woods) are doing wonderful work up there. We’ll need to be at our best to get something.

“If the quality comes when we get on the ball, it’s a game we’ve got every chance of winning.

“We can put the league to bed for a week and enjoy a bit of romance in the FA Cup.”

Kyle Egan (knee) is a major doubt, while Callum Rose (neck), Dan Strugnell, Billy Lowes (both head), Luke Winsper (foot) and Tom Purrington (ankle) continue to be assessed.

A £6,750 prize goes to the winners, with the losers pocketing £2,250.

A hat-trick from Charlie Gosney and a Josh Leake strike saw Dorchester Academy through to the second qualifying round of the FA Youth Cup after beating Alton 4-0 at the Clayson Stadium.