DORCHESTER Town boss Leigh Robinson said his side's 2-0 defeat away to Hartley Wintney "summed up" the Magpies' poor season.

Speaking to Echosport after the loss on Saturday, Robinson said: "It was a game that sums up this club and the team's season really.

"We were so comfortable for the first 45 minutes despite the conditions, and if it was 0-0 at half time we would have been thinking we were well in the game, we could go out and play with the wind in the second half, but of course there was an individual error which led to a penalty and they went 1-0 up.

"That gave them all the momentum but then we managed to have a good period of pressure at the start of the second half, we had one headed off the line, but we then go and concede another terrible goal where one of their lads has ten yards of space in our box. That's something our players are never afforded.

"Then they had a player sent off and we had a penalty, with that you think (if it went) 2-1 and they're a man down we are back in it, but it was missed.

"So there were three chances we had to grab the momentum but it stayed with them and they were able to see the game out.

"It was a highly disappointing game, there wasn't really any chances in the first half, we hit the post with a free kick but they didn't really create anything until the penalty.

"Then they had a man sent off about 65 minutes in and after that nothing really happened."

Previously, Robinson told Echosport how he felt this fixture would give him a better idea of where his side were at. After a tough run of fixtures, he felt the seemingly easier test against Hartley Wintney would give his side a chance to impress.

That was not the case however, with Robinson adding: "I would still say we are a little bit behind to be honest. We made three mistakes in terms of the goals and the penalty missed but in all honesty they had more quality and more quality in the final third.

"Whether some of it was down to the conditions I don't know, they're obviously used to playing on that pitch, but realistically team with the most quality going forward won the game.

"We are a little bit behind in every position to even Hartley who are only a few places above us."

Speaking of new signing Emile Ngoy, who made his debut, Robinson said: "He did well, obviously it was a bit of a tough game to come into but I have no complaints about anything he did out there.

"The only thing was maybe when he was on the edge of the box and he passed it instead of having a shot, I would like to see him have a bit more confidence there but that will come with the more games he plays."