WIMBORNE Town boss Tim Sills believes the business end of the Southern League Division One South season is fast approaching, describing the rest of the calendar month as a “big February”.

Magpies enter the final 16 games of the season top of the pile, a point above Frome Town who have played one game more.

Sills’ charges travel to Yate Town tomorrow afternoon (3pm) hoping to add another three points to their tally.

Yate themselves enter the contest unbeaten since the turn of the year, a run of 10 games without defeat leaving them just outside the play-offs places.

Wimborne are also in fine form, with just one defeat since November producing a return of 23 points from the last 30 on offer.

Asked if Wimborne had entered the business end of the season, Sills told the Daily Echo: “I think we’re kind of getting there.

“There aren’t loads and loads of games left in our league.

“We’re well over halfway now.

“You kind of look at how the league is shaping up and all the games now are massive, in terms of trying to keep momentum, keeping others at bay and just pushing us on to where we want to be.

“You probably get into March and you’re properly at the business end, but we’ve got a big February, so it does feel a bit like that already.”

Magpies will be on a high heading to Yate, having ran out 8-1 winners over Weymouth in the Dorset Senior Cup on Tuesday night.

However, Sills is anticipating a very different game after both Wimborne and Weymouth made sweeping changes.

Sills continued: “Saturday is going to be a different proposition, against a side bang in form. “We’ll go there knowing that we’re more than good enough, if we perform like we can.”