DESPITE a fantastic strike from Sam Pashen, ill-discipline cost Dorchester Town Reserves as they lost 2-1 to Bashley Reserves in the Wyvern Combination League at the Avenue.

There were three red cards in this feisty affair as the Magpies ended the game with nine men – Josh Hills and substitute Dan Tennant were both given their marching orders along with Bashley’s Elliot Head.

The visitors took the lead through Tom Brown before Pashen levelled with a 25-yard effort. However, the away side had the last laugh as Harry Smith netted the winner.

The county town side started slowly and were behind within 15 minutes. A cross was not dealt with by Paul Hill allowing Brown to steal in and rasp home a volley.

The goal sparked the Magpies into life and they were level through Pashen.

He picked the ball up with 30 yards out and struck an effort towards goal that nestled in the bottom corner.

The Magpies were then given a helping hand as Head was given his marching orders before the break.

After the interval, Hills was given a second yellow card before, three minutes later, Tennant was also sent for an early bath.

With the man advantage, Bashley pushed forward and got their reward in the dying embers of the game. Billy Brumble brought down Smith, who picked himself up and slotted home the winner.