HAT-TRICK hero Antonio Diaz admitted Dorchester Town’s huge 6-1 victory over bottom side Staines Town was a “massive” result for the Magpies.

Dorchester are seeking to pull clear of a relegation battle encompassing up to 10 sides as 13th-placed Basingstoke lie just eight points ahead of Frome in 21st.

Dorchester’s triumph cemented their standing in 15th, while their tally of 37 points leaves them just eight points adrift of sixth-placed Harrow.

In total, Harrow lead a long list of 16 clubs separated by 12 points in a remarkably tight Evo-Stik Southern Premier South.

Dorchester had beaten the Reds 3-2 the previous Saturday and Diaz admitted the subsequent 1-0 loss to Frome had provided his team with a “wrong” to rectify against the Swans.

He told Echosport: “It was massive with Tuesday’s disappointment. We had to play Staines, beat them, and now we change our focus to Swindon and try and go there and get a positive result.

“We would have liked to beat Frome, obviously with where they were in the table, but we can’t change the past.

“We’ve got to go away from home, we’ve got good form, and hopefully we can go to Swindon, get a result and keep looking up.

“There’s a lot of games left and a lot of teams who can go down. Anyone can do it. We’ve got to keep focusing on ourselves, take it game by game and hopefully keep getting the wins.”

On a personal level, Diaz preferred to remain modest despite scoring a treble and providing two assists – adding to the two goals he scored against Staines earlier in the season.

He said: “We needed to get the win, no matter where they were in the league. We have to beat those teams so it was a good win, we’re really happy.

“It’s always nice to score a hat-trick but the main thing is the team gets the three points. It doesn’t matter who scores but when it’s you it’s an added bonus.

“It’s a team game, we all play together and we all get the points for Dorchester.”