Tom Killick described as “a source of great frustration” Poole Town’s bottom-half position in Southern League South – but stressed his team would not give up on a play-off spot, report the Bournemouth Echo.

A run of six games without a win dropped Dolphins from eighth in the table and four points outside the play-off places to 13th – 13 points adrift of the top five.

In a congested table, Killick’s side are only four points above the relegation zone.

Poole on Saturday travel to 10th-place Tiverton (3pm), who on Tuesday claimed their first league win at Ladysmead since November 3.

Killick told the Daily Echo: “We had expectations to be fighting at the top end of the league, so the position we find ourselves in is a source of great frustration to everyone connected to the club – the players, management, directors and supporters alike.

“There is pressure and disappointment but the only people who can change the situation is us.

“We put ourselves in this position and need to fight to get ourselves out of it. The play-offs are looking a very difficult proposition but we will never give up.”

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