DORCHESTER manager Mark Jermyn was left feeling frustrated after his side’s humbling 7-0 defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion Under-21s at the Avenue last night.

The drubbing included four goals from striker Vahid Hambo as his side ran riot against a Magpies side who looked leggy after playing three games in eight days.

But there was to be no goal for Jonah Ayunga as he made his return to the county town.

Speaking after the game, Jermyn said: “It was a frustrating evening, we did fall apart in the second half.

“We have a young side and they’re coming up against a really good side.

“We don’t have the numbers to change the players and keep the same momentum.

“It’s always difficult coming on in situations like that and adjusting straight away.

“But, we gave a really good account of ourselves in the first half. They were a physically fit side and it shows that they train everyday.

“It will be different in the league season and it is pre-season so we can’t read too much into the scoreline.”

Jermyn now wants to look forward and keep progressing with the squad at his disposal.

He was given a lift before the game as Owen Nicolson and Ben Walker both signed contracts at the club after impressing the Avenue management in pre-season.

But being such a small squad, he is keen to bring in more new faces.

He added: “We have to look at the structure we are going to play.

“We are hard pushed but we will continue to improve our team.”