DORCHESTER Town winger Tom Blair spoke of his pleasure at getting on the scoresheet as his brace helped the Magpies to an impressive 3-0 win over promotion-chasing Tiverton Town.

Blair, who came on at half-time for the injured Phil Ormrod, took less than two minutes to score after the interval, scoring with a shot on the turn before netting a diving header with 25 minutes to play.

And Blair conceded he was content to earn playing time following a spell that has limited his appearances this season.

He told Echosport: “It’s nice to get on the scoresheet and finally get some game time. Luckily I just took my chance and got the goals.

“Credit to the team, it was a good performance on a not very good pitch. But I think we battled through well and got the three points we deserved.”

Commenting on his double, Blair conceded he knew little about his first goal, before praising the partnership of Antonio Diaz and Kyle Egan for his second.

He said: “I wasn’t really sure where the ball went! I turned my back and it’s bounced just right. I did slip actually but I caught it nice on the turn and the goalie’s out of his goal and luckily it went in.

“I was just in the right place at the right time, which is what I need at the moment.

“Kyle and Antonio have been linking up well over the last few games, they’ve done really well for us. It was a great cross from Kyle and I was waiting at the back post and nodded it in.”

Blair admitted he was aiming to emulate the form of fellow winger Ed Bastick, who scored twice against Farnborough to cement his place in the starting XI in recent fixtures.

“He’s taken his chance really well since coming in against Royston. The consistency from him has been good so hopefully I can follow in his footsteps and get in the side again.

“The lads have been playing really well and luckily I was on the scoresheet. We’ll see what happens against King’s Lynn on Saturday.

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“Maybe I’ll get in the side but if not I won’t be surprised because obviously I scored two goals but only played half a game, so I’ve got to keep taking my chances,” he said.

Blair was also the victim of a clear kick to the face by Tiverton’s Ollie Knowles, with the officials missing the incident entirely.

He said: “I don’t know what he was doing really. He’s tackled me when I was trying to get a shot on goal and I’ve fallen to the floor.

“As I’ve gone for the ball I think I’ve just caught him and he’s just gone following through on my head.

“Luckily, he caught me with his thigh. If he caught me with his knee I think he would have done some damage because it was quite a hard kick.

“The ref didn’t see but it was quite far away from the linesman who obviously didn’t see it. Whether they’ll look at it on the replay or not I don’t know.”