BOSS Matty Holmes believes Wimborne Town will always try to “excite” as they look to improve on their impressive goal record.

Magpies are the second highest scorers in Southern League West this season, having found the net on 58 occasions.

Only high-flying Salisbury have scored more than the Cuthbury club, who average more than two goals per game.

Holmes, whose side visit Shortwood United on Saturday (3pm), told the Daily Echo: “The way we set up we have some really attack-minded players.

“It’s nice to know and that is what football is all about, trying to excite the crowd that come in.

“I have said all along, if we can tighten up and the attacking players do their defensive duties better, then we have a great chance of becoming a really good team in this league.

“Last season we scored a few goals but were quite open.

“This season we are scoring goals again but have tweaked a little bit defensively. If we do lose the ball there is that quick transition we have to deal with.

“It takes time to bed things in and it’s nice that we are starting to see things we are working towards.”

Magpies will be without the suspended Luke Holmes against United, who are 18th in the league.