DORCHESTER Town manager Tom Killick has his feet firmly on the ground as the Magpies prepare to visit Winchester City tomorrow (3pm).

Dorchester have tasted just one loss in 12 Pitching In Southern League Premier South matches, rising into 12th in the table, three points behind the Citizens in 10th.

But despite topping the six-game form table, the Magpies are still only seven points above the bottom four with eight games remaining, thanks to back-to-back wins for Tiverton.

Dorchester host Tivvy on Easter Monday (3pm) but first Killick is keen to avoid complacency against a Winch side that ran out 4-0 winners at the Avenue Stadium in August.

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He told Echosport: “Everyone’s aware of the league table and you’ve only got to look at it to realise there’s still a lot more to do.

“I don’t think the run of results we’re on, in terms of the points it’s given us, is the problem.

“I don’t think anyone is looking at the table and thinking we’re anywhere near safe.

“The bigger danger is just allowing a bit of complacency to creep in to your performance and go in to games not quite focused because you’re perhaps carried away with the fact you’ve been playing well.

“You lose sight of the basics that have got you those results. That’s what we’ve got to guard against.

“Winchester will be an unbelievably committed side. You know that when you play Winchester that if you’re not ready physically and mentally then they’re going to trample all over you.

“If we do get in any way carried away with ourselves, then Winchester will quickly capitalise on that.

“So, I’m really hoping the players will have a decent mindset and give us a chance to carry on with what we’ve been doing.”

Killick also insisted that only once Dorchester are mathematically safe would he concentrate on an elevated league position.

He said: “With the situation we were in a few weeks ago, the overwhelming priority is to not get relegated. That job is not done yet.

“If we can get mathematically safe, then you want to push on and try and finish as high as you can.

“The table is bizarre in terms of different ramifications, teams and results. There’s so many games going on with both teams in that zone.

“Unless it does end up a draw, you know there’s going to be a positive result which is going to enhance that particular team’s position. Definitely more points are needed and we want to get the points as quickly as possible.

“Having these two games over Bank Holiday, we’ve got to try and do that.”

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