POOLE Town will look to continue their solid start to the new campaign when they entertain Tiverton Town tonight (7.45pm).

Dolphins are joint top of the embryonic league table after a resounding 4-1 win over Farnborough at the weekend.

Poole's faltering start to the campaign 12 months ago ultimately left them chasing the play-offs throughout, and boss Tom Killick is looking to ensure his side starts as well as possible.

He told the Daily Echo: “Looking back, one of the things I underestimated was how well you have to start the season.

"The games soon thin out, and points are much harder to come by.

“Once the fixture backlog cleared, we found ourselves quite behind. We have to make sure we start better this year.”

With the departure of veteran striker James Constable and Cherries youngster Jake Scrimshaw’s loan expiring, Killick opted to revert back to a tactic including one striker, a formation the Dolphins regularly lined up with during the title winning season in 2015-16.

“I think it’s important to always have a bit of flexibility," said Killick.

"Just because we lined up one game with that formation, doesn’t mean we always will. You look at things week in, week out.

"Harry Baker gives us a lot of mobility up front, and a real energy to the front line.

"It allows us to be quite aggressive and allow our wide players to get involved in attacks more easily. It’s a formation that we know and we are familiar. Against Farnborough, it looked impressive.”

He added: “We’ve had no injuries crop up from Saturday’s game so it likely will be an unchanged line-up.

“I think most teams at this stage of the season are looking quite strong. It’s down to us to carry on where we left off.”