Dorchester delight at Gosport

HAT-TRICK: Josh Tennant

HAT-TRICK: Josh Tennant

First published in Sport Dorset Echo: Photograph of the Author by

GOSPORT BOROUGH RES 0 DORCHESTER TN RES 7

DAVE Kiteley was taken to seventh heaven as the Magpies produced a scintillating display at Privett Park in the Wyvern Combination League.

The young county town outfit squandered an early penalty but they did not let it affect their confidence as hat-trick hero Josh Tennant led an onslaught that cut Gosport Borough to shreds.

Dorchester boss Kiteley said: “It was absolutely unbelievable. The average age of the side was 18 and they were positive from the first whistle.

“We matched their work-rate, played forward at every opportunity, created numerous chances and scored some great goals.

“There some fantastic individual performances too so I couldn’t have been happier.”

Danny Way missed a second-minute spot-kick for the Magpies but they remained positive and were soon 3-0 up.

Jack Twyford hammered home the opener from 18 yards before Tennant racked up a quick brace.

First, the powerful forward rounded the keeper after a fine through ball from Jack Vallier before he then fired a 20-yard shot that flew into the net off a post.

Gosport just had no answer for the Magpies and when Alex Andrews added a fourth from even further out it quickly became a question of how many?

Jamie Symes grabbed the next one from the spot after a foul on Twyford , who then teed up Way for the sixth before Tennant wrapped it up with a sublime finish after a sweet piece of control on his chest.

Kiteley added: “I have been involved in football a long time and for a team to play with so much freedom and positivity going forward at such a young age was very humbling indeed.

“It also shows that the club has some great players coming through.”

Dorchester’s next assignment will see them take on Poole Town Reserves at the Avenue tomorrow evening (7.45pm). Magpies: Floyd, Symes, Kimber, Brooks, Butcher, Gape (Wash 75), Andrews (Shackleford 70), Way, Tennant, Vallier (Shingler 60), Twyford.

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