DORCHESTER Town boss Callum Brooks rued a poor second-half display in the 2-1 BetVictor Southern Premier South loss to Wimborne.

Brooks was left to dissect a below-par showing after Tom Blair had given Dorchester a 1-0 half-time lead, while Tom Bath missed with a header from a delightful Dan Strugnell cross.

Wimborne gradually broke Dorchester’s defensive resistance and hauled themselves on level terms in the 71st minute when Sam Bayston fired past Shane Murphy.

Seven minutes later, former Dorchester striker Tony Lee returned to haunt the Magpies with a looping header from a Luke Burbidge cross as Wimborne collected their first league win in five games.

Speaking to Echosport, Brooks said: “We’re disappointed, first and foremost. As a group, we weren’t good enough.

“The first half was acceptable. We wanted to try and pin them in going down the hill, play on the front foot.

“We wanted to exploit the fact that Wimborne haven’t won for a few games and didn’t want to let them settle into a rhythm.

“We got our goal and missed a good chance to go 2-0 up.

“The second half was nowhere near where you need to be. I felt we defended well at times in the second half, but that was due to how much pressure we were under.

“There was a panic throughout the group in the second half and the more the ball kept going back to Wimborne the more defending we’re having to do, the more leg work we’re having to do and it becomes harder and harder.”