UNHAPPY Dorchester Town manager Robbie Herrera confessed Weston-super-Mare “were better” than the Magpies following a 1-0 loss at the Avenue Stadium.

Oakley Hanger crashed a shot against the bar for Dorchester before Weston’s Lloyd Humphries volleyed home the winner on the hour.

Seagulls’ keeper Luke Purnell suffered a cut head and concussion, forcing 19 minutes of injury-time, but Dorchester could not find an equaliser.

Speaking to Echosport, Herrera said: “They were better than us.

“We huffed and puffed but they did to us what we’ve probably done to the majority of teams this season in terms of possession and the way they moved the ball.

“The only thing is they took the three points, which we haven’t been doing.

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“It’s disappointing because after Saturday I thought we’d turned a little corner.

“Back-to-back wins, especially on our home ground again, would’ve been great.

“I don’t know how I can put my finger on it, (Dorchester were) just not at it.

“It shows, if you’re not at it you get punished, and we did.

“Although it was only 1-0, they’ve had a bad injury to the keeper and hopefully he’s OK.

“They’ve got an outfield player in goal and for 15 minutes we’ve not tested him.

“We had two free hits to put the ball in on top of him, two set-plays, and we can’t even put it between the sticks. That’s disappointing.”

Herrera added: “We had to chase the game, we changed the shape and threw a few more bodies forward.

“But we started to go back to front and didn’t build it up like we normally do. We’re not going to win the first (ball) because of the bodies we’ve got up top.

“So we need to build the play and we didn’t, we went back to front very early and didn’t win the first and didn’t win the second. Then we’re on the backfoot again.

“From that perspective, not good enough. I can’t fault them for the work rate and effort but when we needed that little bit of guile, quality, it just wasn’t there.”