DORCHESTER Town boss Steve Thompson believes his side’s 6-0 win over St Ives Town will provide a “boost for everyone” ahead of tonight’s meeting with Farnborough at the Avenue Stadium (7.45pm).

Going into Saturday’s game against the Saints, Dorchester had lost their past four games in all competitions, but a Mo Baghdadi quadruple and goals from Billy Lowes and David Jerrard quickly halted that run.

Dorchester host their fourth Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division game in succession, taking on a Boro side that have won their past two games, including an impressive 5-2 win over leaders King’s Lynn.

But Thompson is mindful of keeping his players in check, admitting that the victory over St Ives “has no bearing” on the Farnborough match.

He said: “It’s a boost for everyone going into the Farnborough game. It gives us a bit more confidence because we’ve come off the back of three league defeats and a draw against Merthyr before that.

“So it does help the confidence and that’s important. Obviously banging in six goals has no bearing on the Farnborough game.

“We start at 0-0 and if you said ‘look, just settle for three (against St Ives) and you’ll get the other three against Farnborough’ I’d have bitten your hand off, but football doesn’t work like that.

“Every game’s different and it’ll be a tough game. They had a great result last week so I think they are a team that can do very well on their day as they’ve shown in the league this season.

“But I think they’ve lost a lot of games which is why they’re only five points above us.”

And Thompson was keen to remain level-headed after a convincing win, just as he did during the Magpies’ recent run of defeats.

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He said: “I didn’t get too deflated after the defeats because I thought we had played well against Royston and Stratford so I’m not going to get too elated at beating a team that’s below us, even though we beat them comprehensively.

“You have to try and keep your head in football and not get too elated or too despondent. Our record against the teams below us is good, but now we’ll be playing a team that are above us.

“We obviously need to back the win up with a good result and I’ve no doubt it will be a difficult game. Farnborough have some very dangerous players and we have to take the confidence we’ve gained into that game.”

Thompson was quick to praise Luke Winsper, who made his return from a niggling knee injury.

He said: “Luke’s come back, he’s been out for over five weeks and he’s done a really good job. I asked him to play more of a holding role.

“He probably sees himself more as a box-to-box player but obviously Gary Bowles is out suspended who has played in that holding role for us at times.

“Luke did a similar job at Kings Langley in the second half when we found ourselves 2-0 down and did it well and he’s done even better (against St Ives). I’m really pleased that he’s back and available.”