GOALKEEPER Nick Hutchings has left Dorchester Town with immediate effect.

Hutchings was brought into the Magpies by former boss Steve Thompson, having previously built a glowing reputation during eight years at Poole Town.

The former Dolphins man often rotated with Southampton loanee Kingsley Latham last season, continuing alongside Shane Murphy in the current campaign.

However, Hutchings has mostly played second fiddle to Murphy under new boss Leigh Robinson, making just 13 appearances this term and 24 in his Dorchester career.

In a tweet, Hutchings said: "Unfortunately my time with @DorchTownFC has come to an end.

"Lots of good people at the club who have really looked after me.

"Will miss working with these lads (Murphy and Steve Dodge, coach) and John Ross. Good luck moving forwards."

In a statement on the club's official website, Dorchester said: "We can confirm that goalkeeper Nick Hutchings has left the club.

"We would like to thank Nick for his services during the past couple of seasons and wish him all the best for the future."

Hutchings has already agreed a move to his next club, Echosport can reveal.