By Terry Spracklen

There was a familiar storyline to Dorchester Town’s latest league defeat - their ninth at home this season.

Magpies assistant manager Robbie Herrera commented: “It was déjà vu really. We started off well with a good tempo, we had threat going forward.

“We could have got caught on the counter but did enough in the first half by my counting to have been two or three up. The chances we’ve had, you’ve got to put them away.

“We did well for the main part of the first half. I thought we we were not in control of it but looked like we had a bit more about us.

“I said at half-time that they have done nothing yet. If after 90 minutes we get a result then we will have done a decent job. But same thing a little bit of a soft under belly, don’t pick up from the ball in the box and taps ins which has happened time and time again since we’ve been here.

“You can coach it, you can do what ever you want to do on a training day but it’s down to people when they’re out there to do their jobs properly.

“Look around and if they are not picking someone up, especially when it’s in and around the box, they got to take it upon themselves to do so. We’re not doing that at the moment.

“A point today would have given the lads a little bit of confidence.

“We got caught for the second goal, gave away possession one ball through then Shane’s made a great save but the second ones gone in.

“For us at the moment it’s not happening. That’s what happens when your luck’s out or when you’re down at the bottom - you are just looking for one to go in off someone’s backside or for that little slice of luck or a deflection or something just to help you out but they are going in elsewhere.

“I am not using that as an excuse because looking back on it now we didn’t do enough in the second half to get anything out of the game.”

Looking forward Herrera is determined to turn matters around.

“It is what it is. There is no moping about feeling sorry for ourselves we’ve got to pick ourselves up again and try and eradicate the mistakes we are making because they are constant at the moment.

“We’ve been trying to get bodies in but it’s difficult at the moment because nobody wants to come to a club that’s languishing down the bottom.

“I understand why. It’s going to take a little bit of time and a change of personnel that are playing I think to get this club going in the right direction.”

Next up for Dorchester is a trip to Merthyr Town on Saturday, February 15 for a 3pm kick off in the BetVictor Southern Premier South.