ELATED Dorchester Town manager Callum Brooks felt his side’s unforgettable 7-1 thrashing of Merthyr Town went “beyond” the definition of a good night.

Brooks, overseeing just his second game as boss, watched on as Dorchester battered the Martyrs, scoring four goals in the space of 10 minutes late in the game.

Luke Winsper had opened the scoring and Tom Blair doubled the Magpies’ lead just before half-time.

A Sam Jackson own goal failed to disrupt Brooks’ troops as Antonio Diaz and sub Noah Keats each tucked away braces before Ben Seymour added his 18th goal of the season.

Speaking to Echosport, Brooks could not hide his delight, saying: “I’ve had worse nights!

“I couldn’t be more pleased. The lads were excellent again. We went there with a disciplined gameplan.

“We knew if we did the ugly stuff right we’d get opportunities with the quality we’ve got in the group and the lads executed it to a tee, which has resulted in a very good night for the club.

“This is one of the toughest places to come, so if you come up here and pick up a result you would’ve had a good night. As it went on, it’s gone beyond that.

“But, it’s still only three points. We’re two cup finals down now and my focus goes on to Saturday’s game (against Basingstoke).”

Brooks spoke of his belief in Dorchester’s attacking players and feels giving them a “structure” without the ball contributed to the blizzard of goals in Wales.

He said: “We’ve got very good technical players, so what I’ve tried to do is give them a little bit of a structure when we haven’t got the ball, which allows us to play our football when we get the ball.

“Once we’ve got the ball I give them the freedom. I have a way of playing which I like to think is progressive, I do like to play vertically.

“They’re a group that want to go forward and the quality has probably exceeded my expectations.”