DORCHESTER Town boss Leigh Robinson believes the Magpies needed more “urgency” in the final stages of their 2-1 defeat to Weston-super-Mare at the Clayson Stadium.

Magpies’ forward Tom Bath equalised with his 19th goal of the season following Chris Knowles’ opener, before Mike Symons scored just before half-time for the Seagulls.

While Dorchester proved solid to set up a grandstand finish, Robinson felt the hosts were guilty of hesitating when searching for an all-important equaliser.

Defeat means Robinson is yet to claim a point from seven league games at the helm, while Dorchester have not won in 18 BetVictor Southern Premier South matches.

Speaking post-match, Robinson said: “It was frustrating more than disappointing because it was a close game, it could easily have gone either way or ended in a draw.

“There weren’t that many chances, but it’s (not) doing vital things at vital times that’s cost us the chance of getting points again.

“A draw probably would’ve been a fair result but we’ve made mistakes where they didn’t and it’s ended up costing us the game.

“The players gave us everything in terms of application and effort, but you always felt that Weston, rightly so with where they are, always had that extra bit of quality.”

Robinson added he felt Dorchester had kept to a gameplan until the final portion of the contest.

He said: “It’s just frustrating because we wanted to get to the last 20 minutes in the game and end up having a little chase at it.

“We did that, albeit 2-1 down. I just felt that in the last 10, 15 minutes we didn’t play with enough urgency.

“If you would’ve dropped from Mars and watched that last 15 minutes you probably would’ve thought it was a draw the way we were playing.

“We were screaming to get the ball forward with more urgency because we felt if we did that we could cause them problems. Realistically, their defence had it far too easy.

“We looked like we wanted to play too many short passes and be pretty when we should’ve been asking them questions and getting it forward.”

Looking at the positives, Robinson added: “Jordan Rogers came in, did well and showed a bit of promise – he’ll only get better.

“It was a hell of a goal by Bathy and Tom Blair came back in. He’s been out for six, seven weeks so we couldn’t ask for 90 minutes.

“But it was great to get him back out there. We’ve just got to keep going, get our best 11 out there, cut out these silly mistakes and see where we go.”