SATURDAY'S practise match against Walton & Hersham ended up 0-0 but the 2nd straight clean sheet was much to Dowse's liking.
"I'm satisfied with the way we kept the clean sheet, last season we couldn't buy one so that's a start.
"The next match against Aldershot will be the first real test for this squad. We're all looking forward to it as it'll sort out some of the players.
"I played alongside Aldershot boss Gary Waddock when I was at Millwall, and I know how he likes to play so it should be a really good game.
"I know we haven't scored yet this preseason season, but I'm not worried about that yet as we've still much to do in training before the season starts."
Updated 21:35 - 10 Jul 2017 by Rob Overfield