DORCHESTER Town boss Steve Thompson slammed the “petulance” shown by striker Ben Seymour as his careless red card saw a gallant Magpies surrender a 2-0 lead to rivals Weymouth in the Dorset Senior Cup quarter-finals, eventually losing 3-1 on penalties in an enthralling encounter.

Seymour had been among the scorers, ruthlessly finishing a one-on-one chance to add to Antonio Diaz’s first goal for Dorchester.

Brandon Goodship levelled soon after Seymour’s strike, before the Exeter loanee raised hands to Ashley Wells’ face and was shown a straight red by referee James Durkin.

Speaking to Echosport, a cross Thompson lamented his side’s seventh sending off this season, marring what had been a brilliant display up to that point.

He said: “I thought we played tremendous with 11 men, fantastic, and with 10 men very well.

“Petulance is costing us big. These players are young, they’re making mistakes.

“I think they’re growing as a team, as players, but they’re making mistakes, which we all do along the way.

“It’s another needless one. It was four (needless reds) out of six, it’s five out of seven now.”

Asked if Wells worked the situation, Thompson said: “That’s a bit of experience. He probably did, but that’s football. That’s what happens nowadays.”