PHIL Simkin was purring over ace marksman Kieffer Moore following his stunning double against AFC Hornchurch and the Magpies’ boss has lauded the former Truro City man’s natural instinct in front of goal.

Didier Drogba may have scored with an outrageous back heel for Galatasaray in the Champions League on Tuesday night but more than 1,500 miles away the Dorchester Town striker went one better than the Ivory Coast star.

After an impudent finish with his right foot to give his side the lead for a second time, Moore replicated the feat with his left in the dying seconds to seal a 3-1 success.

Those two strikes were goals five and six of his Magpies career but 18 and 19 of a remarkable first season in the Blue Square Bet South – Moore registered 13 for Truro before arriving at the Avenue in February.

Not to be outdone on Tuesday, Charlie Clough netted his 10th of the campaign in all competitions as the hosts kept up their outside chances of sneaking into the play-offs.

Moore’s form hasn’t gone unnoticed by lubs higher up the football ladder and Simkin believes he can only get better.

“He’s had no coaching,” said Simkin. “He has come out of county football in Cornwall and we’ve not had time to do any work with him because we’ve been playing games.

“And you’ve got to consider the amount of time he’s had out through injury.

“If you put him in full-time training for six weeks he will be absolutely awesome.

“He’s a goal scorer and he scores goals and that’s what people look for.

“He is so raw and honest and he hasn’t been ruined by the system.

“He hasn’t been ruined by being at a pro club and being a young YTS boy – he just is what he is.”

On Moore’s second goal against Hornchurch, he added: “Ben Watson is running flat out towards the line and he’s only ever going to get it as far as the front post.

“Kieffer was in there and that is just natural. The number of times you tell people in training to do that and he does it naturally.

“He did it twice and scored twice and that’s 19 goals he has scored this season.”

Team-mate Arran Pugh played with Moore briefly at Truro before joining Dorchester himself a few weeks into the current campaign.

He feels it’s only a matter of time before a bigger club shows a real interest.

“To score 19 goals in his first season is excellent and he’s also had a few injuries as well,” he said.

“He’s a good player and has got a lot of potential and I can see him being snapped up before too long.

“He has got the size and ability and with a few more games and goals he has got a great opportunity to play at a higher level.”

Meanwhile, Dorchester Town Reserves travel to Winchester City tonight (7.45pm).