BOSS Tom Killick is keen for Poole Town to continue their free-scoring start to the season when they travel to Weston-super-Mare on Saturday (3pm).

Dolphins have netted eight goals in their opening three fixtures, picking up six points in the process.

No other side has scored more in Southern League South so far.

Ollie Dennett alone is responsible for four of Dolphins’ strikes this campaign, as well as chipping in with two assists.

And Killick was full of praise for the Havant & Waterlooville loanee. He said: “I’ve been really impressed by Ollie.

“He offers us something very different on the wing and he’s already formed a strong connection with the other attackers.

“I’ve been really pleased with how well Jez (Bedford), Ollie (Dennett) and Harry (Baker) have combined so far this season.

“Harry offers us a strong outlet upfront and I feel that Ollie and Jez feed off him very well.”

Poole will be without Bedford this weekend due to suspension.

Summer signing Flavio Tavares has missed Dolphins’ previous two fixtures due to a stomach bug, with Killick uncertain if he will be available against the Seagulls.

“Flavio’s been suffering from a really nasty illness that’s kept him out of training the past few weeks,” he added. “I’m sure he’ll be back after sooner rather than later but we don’t want to rush him.

“It’s a waiting game – he’s itching to get going for us and with Jez missing this weekend, maybe he’ll play. We have other options in Jake Cope, Adam Grange and Sam House, so we won’t rush him.”

Weston suffered relegation from National South last season but Killick is expecting a tough tie against a manager he is familiar with.

He said: “Scott Bartlett is someone I’m very close with and I know how good a manager he is. He’s built a very young team and used his links with Exeter and Forest Green really well.

“I remember our games in the National South and they were tight affairs. I’m expecting more of the same.”