DORCHESTER Town boss Leigh Robinson has challenged the Magpies to “attack” and shake off the “malaise” hanging over the Avenue Stadium.

Wimborne Town visit Dorchester in the Magpies derby tonight (7.45pm) with both sides looking to claim their first point of the Pitching In Southern Premier South season.

Dorchester have lost 3-1 and 4-1 to Weston and Yate respectively, while Wimborne have fallen 5-0 and 1-0 to Tiverton and Chesham.

Dorchester’s only previous victory in 11 league games came in a 1-0 victory over Dorset rivals Wimborne in March.

And to earn a vital win, Dorchester must seize the initiative – according to Robinson.

He told Echosport: “We played a good team in Weston in a fixture in which we wouldn’t necessarily be expected to get anything from.

“Of course, we got outfought in the FA Cup against a lower league side (Christchurch) and maybe that knocked our confidence.

“We said to the lads that the only way we can get out of this malaise the club has been in for many years, is we’ve got to attack our way out.

“We took a positive approach (at Yate) but even that wasn’t enough. We need to try and find another way.”

On Wimborne, Robinson added: “It’s certainly a big game for us where we’ll be looking to make less mistakes.

“If we can cut out silly mistakes and stay in games we have got the attacking talent to go and win games.

“The problem at the minute is giving our attackers a platform to go and win us the game.

“We need to turn up with fresh minds, fresh attitudes and if we can do that we give ourselves half a chance.

“It’s the errors that are costing us. We’ve got to fix that and hopefully write this week off.”

Dorchester left-back Tiago Sa is “50/50” after being replaced midway through the first half at Yate with a calf strain.