LEIGH Robinson believes keeping the ball in advanced positions is the “last bit of the jigsaw” for Dorchester Town.

Robinson’s men lost 2-0 to Yeovil Town in their final pre-season friendly on Tuesday night as Jack Clarke and Carl Dickinson goals earned the glovers a merited win.

Dorchester did have chances to level before Dickinson curled home a free-kick but Tom Bath and Harry Hodges wasted golden opportunities.

Robinson said ball retention in attacking areas is a key unit of improvement for the Magpies ahead of their Pitching In Southern Premier South opener against Weston on Saturday.

“We competed well and I’m happy with our work-rate and level of fitness,” he told Echosport.

“I just think the theme throughout pre-season is we haven’t looked full of goals.

“We purposely played against some quality sides because we wanted to test the boys. I’m not one for playing loads of easy friendlies and giving false hope.

“The last thing we need to fix out of all the things we have fixed from last season, is to sustain pressure a bit more and keep the ball up front to give the boys defending more of a break.

“We spoke to the boys at length about that after the game and it’s the last bit of the jigsaw – making that ball stick up top.

“Since the first couple of games we’ve haven’t (kept possession) too well. Again, it might be due to the quality of opposition or bad habits we need to improve.”