DORCHESTER club captain Simon Mitchem hopes his side can finish as high as possible after having three consecutive games washed out by rain.

The three-week break has been costly in points to Dorchester, who had to sit and watch title rivals Swanage and Broadstone secure wins after they received just five points from their cancelled game against Shroton.

Mitchem told Echosport the situation was annoying: “I don’t think I can remember three games rained off in a row. It’s really annoying because we all want to play and we can’t do anything about it. We need to win all our four games and finish as high as we can.”

And Mitchem was glad to have had a net session this week with the evening league season being disrupted too.

“We haven’t played much evening league and I can’t imagine anyone has played much lately. We had a little net that was quite a handy bit of practice.

“The most important thing is actually playing. Not playing makes a big difference points wise. You don’t want that environment where you don’t play a competitive game,” he said.

Dorchester travel to Poole Town tomorrow (1pm) in their latest Dorset Funeral Plan Premier League match and Mitchem admitted a win “would be great”.

He said: “We’ve had some really good games over their way. Not playing for three weeks and going to Poole Park and winning would be great. It’s not the easiest ground to play on at all.”

Dorchester are set to welcome back Jack Owens and Will McKay into Saturday’s squad.