Abysmal show from Magpies

LOSING BATTLE: Ashley Nicholls

LOSING BATTLE: Ashley Nicholls

First published in Local Sport Dorset Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Sports Reporter

PHIL Simkin delivered a damning verdict on his side’s performance last night, labelling it “one of the worst, if not the worst, display” he has overseen as a manager.

The 4-0 defeat to Bromley followed Saturday’s 2-2 home draw with Hayes & Yeading, after which Simkin described the Magpies’ failure to hold onto a two-goal lead as “inexcusable”.

Dorchester’s misery last night was compounded by a red card for substitute Jake Smeeton while Simkin also bemoaned the team’s inability to deal with the heavy Avenue pitch.

“In 43 years in the game or certainly since I’ve been managing, that was one of the worst, if not the worst, display I’ve overseen at any level of football,” he said.

“That was abysmal, absolutely abysmal.

“There was absolutely nothing to take from it, I can’t think of anything.

“They dealt with the weather better than we did and it was a very, very poor display.

“We didn’t fancy the conditions. It didn’t suit the way we play but we knew that was going to happen. We haven’t got the type of player to deal with that surface, that’s the trouble

.“We are going to have to come to terms with these pitches because we’re stuck with them for the rest of the season.

”Simkin didn’t agree with the referee’s decision to send off Smeeton for a professional foul and thought the award of a penalty for a foul by Mark Jermyn was also harsh.“I think he made two poor decisions, to be honest,” he added.

“Once we were down to 10 men that was it really.“Once you’re down to 10 men at this level it’s game over.“They weren’t a great side which makes it worse really.

”The result means the Magpies have won just two of their last 11 league games in Blue Square Bet South and keeps them near the bottom of the table.

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2:14pm Wed 9 Jan 13

terra firma says...

ELVIS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING -

Let the heartache begin,
I can't help it we can't win ......
ELVIS HAS LEFT THE BUILDING - Let the heartache begin, I can't help it we can't win ...... terra firma
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4:42pm Wed 9 Jan 13

212 dorset says...

Sack the Manager and bring in Stuart Heath
Sack the Manager and bring in Stuart Heath 212 dorset
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6:11pm Wed 9 Jan 13

Mango man says...

Lovely looking surface there, do you lot have ground staff?
Lovely looking surface there, do you lot have ground staff? Mango man
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11:22pm Wed 9 Jan 13

nystrom86 says...

Don't know much about non league football but I take it these lads are playing for pride and no money so they are just doing their best- I would think this is the case but perhaps someone could enlighten me ?
Don't know much about non league football but I take it these lads are playing for pride and no money so they are just doing their best- I would think this is the case but perhaps someone could enlighten me ? nystrom86
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