Dorchester Town boss Callum Brooks admits prior to his first match he would have “snapped someone’s arm off” to stand within one game of Evo-Stik Southern Premier South safety, the Dorset Echo report.

In Brooks’ seven games as manager, Dorchester have won three matches, drawing and losing twice apiece to elevate themselves to 15th from the final relegation spot of 20th.

The Magpies’ 11 points gained in that duration have proven critical, with a six-point buffer to Gosport in 20th handing Dorchester the chance to earn safety with either a draw or victory over Kings Langley on Saturday should results go their way.

Consequently, Brooks is upbeat and optimistic about fulfilling his remit of survival.

Speaking after the 4-1 defeat to Salisbury, he told Echosport: “We’ve just got to remind ourselves where we were to the position we’re in now.

“The reality is we’re one win away from safety. We didn’t get it (against Salisbury) but thankfully we’ve got three more opportunities.

“Our destiny isn’t decided. Plan A was to pick up a result – it didn’t go according to plan. Then you fall back on plan B and hope others around you have been beaten because that’s all you’ve got.”

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