DORCHESTER Sports’ boss Ashley James believes Dan Sheehy is flourishing in his first full season of Dorset Premier League football.

Sheehy has 12 goals to his name, including a quadruple against his former club Puddletown, in 2023/24 already.

That compares to his four in 23 appearances in the previous campaign, when he was promoted from the club’s reserves after catching the eye of James.

Picking up on the in-form striker, James told Echosport: “He didn’t get as many games as he wanted last season.

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“To be fair, he hasn’t played much men’s football. He was late coming onto the scene.

“He went from Puddletown into our reserve team and I didn’t know anything about him, I’d never met Dan.

“Then, I saw him in one game for the reserves and that was it, he was straight with us after about five games!

“Last season, that was his first season in a good league and he didn’t play as many games as he wanted to.

“I said to him: ‘That was your first season, this season will be the season where you will flourish’.

“He’s on 12 goals already, a lot more than what he scored last season. He’s one of the first names on the teamsheet, so he’s really stepped it up and been brilliant for us.”

Sheehy is in line to feature in this afternoon's home game with Wimborne Reserves (2pm).