DORCHESTER Town boss Steve Thompson described the Magpies’ 7-2 thrashing of Gosport Borough in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier as “a big boost”.

Thompson’s men came into the contest against bottom club Gosport having seen a 1-0 lead at fancied Hereford evaporate, eventually losing 4-1.

But the Magpies replied by tearing struggling Borough apart at times, winger Aaron Rodriguez hitting a left-footed hat-trick as Thompson earned his maiden win at the Avenue Stadium.

He told Echosport: “It’s a big boost for the lads. When I came in I said ‘alright, I’m a little bit annoyed with (conceding) the two goals in the second half, but I don’t want to take the gloss off. It’s been a tough season for you so far and to win 7-2 doesn’t happen often so enjoy it.’”

Thompson was also pleased to avoid the potential banana skin of losing to Boro, who had only collected one point from their previous 11 games this season.

He said: “I’ll have a look at the DVD of the goals and see what I can put my finger on. We’ve won the game 7-2 and people would think Gosport, because we’re down near the bottom, could possibly nick something. So it’s a good result in that respect.”

And Thompson is pleased with the Magpies’ goal tally since he took over, with Dorchester finding the net in each of his five games in charge to date.

He said: “I’ve been in charge for four league games. We’ve picked up seven points from 12, three of those games have been away from home and we’ve scored 12 goals in four games.

“As I said to the players, if you’d have offered me, when I came in, seven points from four games I’d have taken it.

“We still know we’ve got a lot of work to do but we’ll work hard to try and become better.”