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MAGPIES: Victory was overdue claims Simkin
DORCHESTER Town’s first Skrill South victory of the season was “overdue”, according to boss Phil Simkin.
A first senior goal for 18-year-old Dan Way and a strike by Nick Crittenden earned the Magpies their first three-pointer of the season after beating Chelmsford City 2-0 at the Avenue Stadium.
Simkin couldn’t hide his delight after the game and said: “We’re on our way now.
“This result has been coming, we went close last week against Bishop’s Stortford and now hopefully this can get us on our way this season.
“The lads gave a great battling display. I thought our two central defenders, Steve Walker and Arran Pugh, were magnificent.
"This is the sort of performance I have been waiting for and I thought the whole defence were superb.
"As for Nick Crittenden in midfield, I thought he was absolutely incredible."
County town stalwart Mark Jermyn celebrated making a record-breaking 586th appearance for the club and Simkin was full of praise for him.
"This win really was the icing on the cake for Mark and I'm delighted for him."
The Magpies did have keeper Alan Walker-Harris to thank for maintaining their lead early in the second period.
Simkin added: Alan's save was out of this world and he is certainly back to his best form since before he broke his leg.
The county town boss was also full of praise for striker Ben Watson.
He said: "Ben has absolutely run his socks off. His legs were black and blue after this game but he doesn't complain and never stops running.
"I think he has got to be one of the top-three signings I have ever made and the best for value for money ".
Simkin now has his sights on making progress in the FA Cup this weekend.
He added: "I just hope we can take this performance into the Shortwood United game and go on a run now.
The Magpies remain bottom of the table on four points, one adrift of Gosport Borough.
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