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Defeat leaves Dorchester boss with mixed emotions
PHIL Simkin was left with mixed feelings following last night’s defeat at Weston-super-Mare.
The Blue Square Bet South encounter was the proverbial game of two halves with the Seagulls going two up in the opening 45 minutes and the visitors failing to reply despite an outstanding response after the break.
Commenting on the 2-0 defeat, Simkin told Echosport: “You could see why they have beaten the likes of Chelmsford and Welling at home because in the first half they outplayed us.
“They shut us down and produced one of the best 45 minutes against us I have seen from any side this season.
“I still wouldn’t say they deserved to be two up though, and in the second half I thought we were outstanding. We totally dominated but just could not score.”
Kane Ingram netted both goals for Weston with the first of them coming from the penalty spot following a foul from Neil Martin.
The Dorchester Town boss added: “The linesman gave it for a so-called foul but it could have gone either way.
“The second goal upset me more. It came on the stroke of half-time after we had turned our backs on a free-kick, which was unforgiveable really.
“However, I cannot knock the lads too much because they really did respond after the break when Ashley Nicholls was in a class of his own. It was just a shame we couldn’t break through.”
The defeat leaves the Magpies in ninth place, seven points adrift of Weston, who now occupy the last play-off slot.