“IT’S ended up being a good day but I’m still looking for more” was the message from Dorchester Town boss Robbie Herrera after the Magpies beat Christchurch 5-0 in a pre-season friendly.

Herrera watched on in sweltering conditions at the Avenue Stadium as Dorchester went 2-0 up at half-time thanks to Sam Bayston’s brace.

Dylan Walker added a sumptuous third from a killer counter-attack and Sam Davidson notched his first Dorchester goal for 4-0.

Former Dorchester midfielder Ollie Davis – one of five ex-Magpies in the Priory line-up – then conceded an own goal as the hosts ran out comfortable winners.

Speaking to Echosport, one highlight for Herrera was the fact that eight under-23 players finished the contest.

He said: “At the end of the day, I’ve got to look at it and take the positives – five goals, it could’ve been more.

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“We finished the game with eight under-23s on the pitch and the majority of them are under 18.

“We had one 16-year-old (Connor Callow) who played the last half hour at centre-half.

“So in that respect, for their development and the pathway that the club’s trying to provide – fantastic.

“On the other hand, it’s still not what I was looking for. Sloppy at times, especially first half with the passing.

“Still work to be done and maybe a couple of bodies to bring in.”

Herrera felt the heat might have taken its toll on his players, adding: “You’ve got to take the conditions into account.

“It (was) a scorching day and it’s even hotter out there on the Astro turf, it makes it a degree or two higher.

“Taking the positives, there’s still a bit of work to be done and things to sharpen up.”

Herrera talked in midweek about his preference for a passing and pressing game to come to fruition.

Asked whether that was evident against Christchurch, he said: “In a couple of patches, not as often as I’d have liked to see it.

“We worked on a gameplan and we worked on a plan B. Albeit, it’s early days and we haven’t gone through it in great, great detail.

“I was hoping the lads would execute it a little bit better than what they did.

“With all due respect we’re playing a team that’s a couple of leagues lower and no disrespect to those lads, we should have more quality than them.

“To be fair, they probably moved it better than us in the first half. They’ve ended up coming in 2-0 down so we got out of jail there.

“Second half was better from us and the younger lads were a little more enthusiastic.

“It’s ended up being a good day but I’m still looking for more.”

Dorchester showed glimpses of what could be a potent attack this season – illustrated by a cut-throat break for Walker’s goal.

“It was a fantastic counter,” Herrera said. “He’s played a pass to get Christos (Papakonstantinou) out wide, a pass back in to him, he’s carried his run on and a good finish at the end.

“It’s pleasing for the lad because he’s a young man as well, 17. If he continues in that vein he’s got quite a bright future.”

Dorchester were without former Premier League midfielder Tom Soares, who was nursing a hamstring issue.

Herrera said: “We were missing Tom who had a little bit of a tight hamstring.

“He’s not played but he’s got that bit of quality to keep things ticking over.

“When things aren’t quite going so well, he can calm the lads down on the pitch.

“He was a miss but it’s stuff that we need to work on so that the lads who are playing, should he not be around, know their roles and responsibilities.”