DORCHESTER Town boss Callum Brooks was left “baffled” by referee Adam Baker’s display during the Magpies’ action-packed 2-2 BetVictor Southern Premier South draw with Taunton Town.

Baker received a volley of disapproval from the Magpies’ faithful throughout as a number of contentious decisions were awarded both for and against Dorchester.

Chief among them were two penalties, one softly given for an adjudged handball by Neil Martin and another against Callum Rose despite a superb last-ditch tackle to disarm Matt Wright.

Neal blazed over and Dan Sullivan saw his spot-kick saved by the impressive Shane Murphy in a game Dorchester twice led through Charlie Davis’ free-kick and Tom Bath’s header.

Andrew Neal first equalised for Taunton ahead of a dramatic 93rd-minute finish from Shane White, who was sent off for grappling with Neil Martin in the aftermath of his goal.

Brooks said: “I’m baffled, really. I’m still trying to compute some of the things I’ve seen.

“I’m not being funny, but I’m never surprised when a referee is bad. I can count on one hand how many times the referee has been good.

“He wasn’t the reason we drew, it was the same for both sides. Where they don’t understand the game, some of the fracases and scuffles we see is down to the refereeing because the players get wound up.

“If I say too much, I’ll get a letter. I can’t change it. The levels are poor, and that’s not personal towards the referees, they’re nice guys. It’s just not a good standard.”