DORCHESTER Town temporary manager Jody Rivers urged the Magpies to “cut out the errors” as he looks to reverse recent fortunes against Swindon Supermarine tomorrow (3pm).

Having taken just one win from 14 BetVictor Southern Premier South games, lying in 21st, the Magpies are in desperate need of a win against the league’s fourth-placed side.

However, in facing Marine, Dorchester are embarking on a testing run of festive games including clashes with promotion-chasing Tiverton and Poole.

Dorchester picked up a point at Gosport with a chaotic 4-4 draw on Tuesday and Rivers called for a similar performance level with decreased mistakes.

He told Echosport: “There’s a group of players in that changing room that really want to play for Dorchester and want to do well.

“We have to pick the performance up again. I’m convinced if we perform like (at Gosport) and cut out the errors, we could get another positive result.”

Sean Wright popped up with a late goal to grab a point against Marine for Dorchester in the reverse fixture this season and Rivers emphasised the importance of a good start in Wiltshire.

He said: “What I’ve learned from this league is that if you give teams a head start like we have done over the last three or four games, you’re not going to catch them.

“If you start well, the players prepare well and get their mentality right, you’re in games with half an hour to go, then it can turn.

“I don’t fear anyone. I’ve seen everyone now in the league and I’ve got full faith in these players but the mentality has to be right.

“I do think with the players we’ve got in there you’ll see us move up the league.”

Dorchester winger Tom Blair (ankle) is rated as 50-50, while Klaidi Lolos and Devon Arnold could return.