DORCHESTER Town boss Callum Brooks admitted conceding in the 93rd-minute was “one of the worst” ways to lose as Kings Langley took a 1-0 Evo-Stik Southern Premier South victory at the Sadiku Stadium.

Brooks’ men were on the cusp of claiming a point that would have forced teams around them to win their next two games only for Lango captain Gary Connolly to tuck home at the back post in stoppage-time.

With Gosport beating Staines 5-0 and Walton Casuals losing 4-2 at Salisbury, Casuals now occupy the final relegation spot after Frome made the drop following a 4-1 reverse at Basingstoke.

Profiting from a four-point gap to Walton, the Magpies can seal their survival in the division by matching the Stags’ result against Kings Langley on Easter Monday.

Speaking to Echosport after the gutting defeat, Brooks insisted Dorchester, who created few chances, deserved a positive result.

He said: “It’s a difficult way to lose a game that you deserved to take something out of. As far as ways of losing goes, that’s one of the worst.

“On the flip side, when it goes for you like it did at Walton Casuals, it’s one of the best.

“We’re aware of the bigger picture and we know that it doesn’t change greatly for us. We’re in need of a win just to see us over the line.

“From my point of view, if the lads show the application and belief that they did (against Kings Langley) they’ve still got a great chance of being safe.”

Kings Langley hit the bar and forced keeper Kingsley Latham into two good stops, while Dorchester saw two efforts from Tom Blair and a Billy Lowes shot threaten Alex Tokarczyk’s goal.

Brooks said: “They got in behind us once in the first half and I don’t remember them creating too much second half. I know that Rene Howe had one at the back post.

“At the other end we had a one-on-one with 10 minutes to go. We made our chances and carried a threat. These games have fine margins a lot of the time.

“Unfortunately for us (yesterday) went against us. The good thing is we’ve got no time to dwell and have got an opportunity to get ourselves over the line (tomorrow against Tiverton).