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Tom Bath remains with The Magpies

Dorchester Town Football Club are delighted to confirm Tom Bath as the second player to remain with The Magpies for the 2020/21 season.

Our top goalscorer last season, Bath – who netted an impressive 20 goals in 38 appearances after arriving from Tiverton Town last summer – enters the second year of his contract with the club which was extended during the previous campaign.

Boss Leigh Robinson said: “Bathy’s goal record in a struggling team was impressive last year. The aim this year is for the team to ensure that we stay in games better so that Bathy’s goals become winning goals and of course we hope he can match or better last season’s tally.”

“He’s an absolute fantastic lad to have around the place and in the dressing room too which is so important nowadays.”

Bath – who has back at The Avenue earlier this week for a session with captain Franklyn Clarke – said: “Obviously, we had a difficult season as a side but with the players we had it helped me because we created a lot of chances and I proved that by scoring some goals. I hope we can now kick on as a side and start well. Staying in the division was so key for this club and we’ve almost got a second chance to prove people wrong.”

“I knew of Leigh from his days at Taunton and I knew he would always look to build a solid side. Even if we didn’t win as many with him as we would have wanted, I feel confidence was just really low last year but can see what Leigh and Robbie are looking to do and really looking forward to working with him again.”

“With all this lockdown business I’ve probably had a bit longer off than normal so it was nice to get my legs going and feeling the ball at my feet again. Franklyn is a top coach and worked me very hard. Leigh wants us to be a fit side and whatever added edge I can get I’m willing to do it, whenever that maybe.”

Check out dorchestertownfc.co.uk and our social media accounts for more announcements over the coming days of players committing to The Magpies for the 2020/21 season.

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