DORCHESTER Town manager Callum Brooks admitted he was satisfied with a “crucial point” courtesy of a 2-2 draw away at Farnborough in the Evo-Stik Southern Premier South.

Brooks’ men fell behind to a seventh-minute Perry Coles goal but staged a rapid fightback as Ben Seymour and Tom Blair goals built a 2-1 half-time lead.

Coles equalised in the 55th minute and Boro centre-back Rob Bartley was sent off but the Magpies could not find a winner despite a late half-chance for Billy Lowes as Farnborough held out for a point.

Speaking to Echosport, Brooks conceded Farnborough presented a “unique” challenge and were not an “easy” side despite having a total of 38 minutes to play against their 10 men.

He said: “It’s a good point on the road and it’s certainly a point we would have taken before the game, that’s for sure.

“I feel Farnborough are quite unique in what they do with how direct they are. They’re not an easy side to play against.

“Obviously if you look back to the result when we played them at home a couple of weeks ago, they turned us over heavy.

“So, I think a point, with a positive performance, is a good result. It’s something to build on.”

Asked what pleased him most about the Magpies’ performance, Brooks said: “Our lads were full of energy, character and very, very brave because they had to dig deep and defend their box.

“On the flip side, when we won the ball we played with some real quality. Especially first half, we made some really progressive passes up the field and we could’ve got a little further than 2-1 ahead.

“It was important to secure a point, it was a really crucial point ¬– one we’re happy with and one we’ll build on.”

Centre-back Brennan Camp missed the clash at the Easy as HGV Stadium due to picking up a minor knock when training with parent club Bournemouth.

Brooks said: “He’s taken a knock in training for Bournemouth. It’s not a long-term one so we’re hopeful he’ll be with us (tomorrow) but he will definitely be available for next Saturday.

“I found that out within an hour of getting the job. What was important to me was that it’s a three or four-dayer not a long-term one.

“He didn’t ask me a question he just said ‘this is it’. We’ll just go with what we’ve got and the group were good.”