STEVE Thompson admitted that frustrating is too mild a word after Dorchester Town saw their Evo-Stik Southern Premier South clash at Staines Town postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

The Magpies had been set to battle the basement side, after two impressive 1-0 wins over Frome Town in the league and against Hungerford Town in the FA Trophy third qualifying round.

Thompson said: “It is obviously a big disappointment that the game was off. Frustrating is probably too mild a word, I am very frustrated at that.

“We are very disappointed that the game is off.

“There is very little we can do about it so we look forward to Tuesday night now.”

The pitch at the Clayson Stadium was fully booked on Saturday so the Magpies could not get any training done instead of playing the match.

Thompson added: “It is now just deciding what we are going to do in terms of training for next week with Weymouth and obviously Gosport on Saturday.”

The Magpies have quietly put together an impressive run of form, with only one loss in their last seven matches.

However, that one loss came in a 5-0 defeat to then bottom of the table Chesham United.

Commenting on the Magpies’ form, Thompson said: “We have won both games, (against Frome and Hungerford Town in the FA Trophy) and kept two clean sheets so it is very positive in that respect.

“We are always looking to improve.

“It has been lovely to keep two clean sheets and now we just look to see if we can create a few more chances and a few more goals.

“You cannot always rely on a clean sheet to win you the game.”

Thompson also praised Ben Seymour for his current run of six goals in seven games for the Magpies.

Thompson said: “He has done great Ben, six in seven, you ask any striker, that is a great little run of goals and hopefully he can continue that so I am very pleased with Ben.”

The Magpies travel to Weymouth in the quarter-final of the Dorset Senior Cup on Tuesday (7.45pm).