DORCHESTER Town loanee Callum Rose was thrilled to have made a goalscoring contribution during Saturday’s 2-1 Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division win over Biggleswade Town at the Avenue Stadium.

Rose, 18, planted a firm header past the Waders’ Liam Gooch in the 43rd-minute to give Dorchester the lead 30 minutes after he came on for the injured Gary Bowles.

Speaking to Echosport, the Plymouth Argyle centre-back, who is on a month’s loan at the Magpies, was happy simply to make the matchday squad.

He said: “I got told I was on the bench, but I wasn’t disappointed because it’s nice to be around the club.

“Then to come on and get a goal it doesn’t get any better than that, really.

“I’ve settled well, there’s a good group of lads all supporting me trying to make me do my best and it’s just nice to be around lads like that.

“The goal’s nice, but it’s nice to be able to come to a club and help them get a result. At the end of the day, anyone can score but it’s about the end result.”

Rose was buoyed by his display despite being unfamiliar with his team-mates, but now hopes to claim a regular starting berth with Dorchester short of cover in central defence.

He said: “Obviously it was hard to come on and play with a bunch of lads that you’re not really sure how they play, so once I got used to them and they all supported me it just got easier as the game went on.

“My main thing is that I just want to do well for the team. Everyone’s got to fight for their own position and it would be nice to start or even be around the team next week.”