BOSS Tom Killick refused to “fixate on the play-off picture” ahead of the business end of Poole Town’s season.

Dolphins will tomorrow go in search of back-to-back wins for the first time since November when they host mid-table Walton Casuals (7.45pm).

A commanding 3-0 victory over Kings Langley on Saturday boosted Killick’s men to eighth in the table – four points behind fifth-place Harrow Borough with a game in hand.

But the Poole manager would not be drawn into looking at a top-five finish.

He told the Daily Echo: “We’re still trying to step away from fixating on the play-off picture.

“We are just focusing on doing the right things, playing with the right intensity, trying to press. I feel we’ve started to do that consistently well again and that’s what we have to carry on with.

“We have to hope we’re capable of winning games back-to-back. We’re on a mini run, where we’ve been picking up a few more points.

“If we keep that going, our league position will quickly start looking a lot healthier.”

Killick revealed fans' favourite Jordan Alawode-Williams had left the club, citing the distance the right-back had to venture.

“We’ve parted company by mutual consent with Jordan. He’s based in London and I think the travelling was too much,” said Killick.

“At the start of the season, it was only meant to be a temporary measure. He did very well and was enjoying himself, so we carried it on.

“The distance meant it was always going to be difficult – he wasn’t able to train with us. It just reached the point where it was in his and our best interests for him to find a club closer to home.

“He goes with our best wishes because he has been good for us.

“We’re probably a defender short at the moment. Jake Smeeton will be unavailable towards the end of February for a couple of weeks, so we do need another full-back.”

Centre-half Will Spetch has not featured for Dolphins since coming off injured in the draw with Chesham last month.

But Killick is unwilling to rush back the Poole stalwart. He added: “Will should be back soon.

“After giving him a break last time out, it’s important we don’t rush him back and suffer another setback.

“The back four did very well against Kings Langley, so if we have to do without him on Tuesday, we will. Jack Dickson came in and did very well, so we’ll be fine.”

Dolphins: (from) Cairney, Dickson, Smeeton, Leslie-Smith, Whisken, House, Boote, Griffin, Moore, Constable, Brooks, Grange, Roberts, Bedford, Hubbard, Spetch, O’Connor.

Meanwhile, former Cherries youngster Ash Pope struck to help Christchurch recover from a goal down to triumph at AFC Portchester.

Ollie Cherrett’s men had trailed after just seven minutes before striker Pope converted from the spot to bring the game back to level terms.

And Priory never looked back. Goals from Billy Walker, Lucas Murrain and Scott Rogers ensured they sealed the spoils 4-1.

In Wessex One, Lee Vint’s double paved the way for Ringwood to topple New Milton 2-1. Patrick Wilson was on target for the visitors.

Ollie Davies’s goal proved only a consolation for Verwood as they lost 5-1 at US Portsmouth.

Brockenhurst tomorrow make the trip to Alresford in Wessex Premier, while Poppies are at home to Fareham. Ringwood host Downton in Wessex One (all 7.45pm).