POOLE Town will take their Southern League Premier South promotion push “block by block” according to boss Matt Tubbs.

Dolphins’ season has become stop-start with a host of postponements in recent months due to both frozen and waterlogged pitches.

They defeated Swindon Supermarine 1-0 in their first fixture of 2024 on Tuesday evening, and hope to finally build up momentum with a trip to Tiverton Town this Saturday, January 27 (3pm).

Whilst other teams have been impacted by postponements, Poole have played the joint-fewest amount of league matches, with up to eight games in hand on sides around them.

Asked how it felt to have multiple games in hand, Tubbs told the Daily Echo: “How we want to approach it, we kind of set out our own little mini-targets of what we need to get to where we want to get to the end of the season.

“So we don't look at as a collective how many games we've got left and how many points we need.

“We just we take it block by block.

“(Swindon was) the first game and our first block we have got a couple of tough games coming up with Tiverton away and Salisbury next Tuesday.

“So some really, really good tests for us which will test our squad. that's what we want.

“We want to be tested because, if we're going to achieve anything this season, you've got to beat the best teams in the league.

“Away at Tiverton isn't going to be a very nice place because they've picked up a little bit as well. The pitch isn’t going to be great.

“But you know it's a good test for us because like I said, if you want to achieve anything you've got to go to these places to pick up points.”

“We haven't had a game for quite a while.

“We pick up the three points (against Swindon), it's invaluable for us to lead us into the next game.

“Spirits are high in there.

“We're going to go into Tiverton looking to win the game.

“We have to go and attack them because we are playing catch up a little bit.

“So every game counts now.

“We’ve said to the players, it's not just every game, it's every training session counts because you’ve got to be on it in training.

“If you're not on it and training, we've got players who will be on it at training that may take your place.

“It's not just how you perform on a Tuesday or Saturday, it's your application throughout the whole process of being at Poole Town.

“For the rest of the season, we have to have the lads buying into what we're trying to achieve on and off the pitch, and if we get that, then it will be a successful group.”

Poole’s only injury concern for the fixture is long-term absentee Max Evans.