MATTY Holmes insists Wimborne are still "fighting for our lives" despite the Cuthbury club's mid-table position in Southern League South.

Magpies secured four points from home clashes with table-toppers Taunton and fourth-place Met Police before last Saturday's game at Hartley Wintney was postponed.

Wimborne are eight points above the relegation zone ahead of Saturday's meeting with 13th-place Hendon at KoolPak Stadium (3pm).

Boss Holmes told the Daily Echo: "We have shown a great attitude and energy against whoever has come to our place and we need to maintain that on Saturday.

"We are fighting for our lives and need every player to give their all. If you are in a position where you have nothing to play for, people can drop off a little.

"We have made the lads very aware of the fact if they slip up in a couple of games, we will be back around the bottom three, which will put us under huge pressure.

"If that is not an incentive, I do not know what is. We have shown the right approach so far and, hopefully, we can maintain it."

Magpies completed a tough January schedule with just one defeat in six matches.

The snowed-off trip to Hartley Wintney provided an 11-day break between games but Holmes was unsure if that had been a positive.

"The postponement can be viewed two ways," he said. "We had momentum after two great results against Taunton and Met Police in high-intensity games.

"The boys worked hard and giving them a rest could be helpful. But at the same time you want to keep going with the run we are on.

"January was a great month for us. Before Christmas, we had battled every week to keep our head above water in terms of the relegation zone.

"The lads need to be applauded for their mental attitude to put us in a good position.

"We have to make sure we finish the job and secure the points we need as quickly as possible to stay in the division."

Wimborne are offering £5 entry to Cherries season ticket holders for the clash with Hendon. And Holmes admitted additional support could help on and off the pitch. "If people can back the non-league clubs, the likes of us, Poole Town and Hamworthy, it can make a big difference," said Holmes. "Bournemouth have a huge following compared to us and if we can do something to get more through the gate, it will be a great boost. "It is a wonderful atmosphere when we get a few in. We have had crowds in excess of 400 this season.

"The lads love it and the ground looks packed because it is tight."