Williams 14, Turl 29, Lewis 48 pen, Fleetwood 60


Bayston 90

DORCHESTER Town slipped to a third defeat in eight days as a bitterly disappointing display led to a 4-1 defeat at Pitching In Southern Premier South rivals Yate Town.

Yate went 2-0 up after 29 minutes as Jordan Williams and man-of-the-match Sam Turl netted.

And the Bluebells made it 4-0 on the hour as Andy Lewis converted a penalty before Stuart Fleetwood drilled in from the edge of the area.

Dorchester sub Sam Bayston grabbed a late consolation but the Magpies’ display will do little to quell the concern of their loyal supporters.

Their latest defeat came as Dorchester boss Leigh Robinson made two changes from midweek’s 2-1 FA Cup shock exit at Christchurch.

Tom Bath and Harry Hodges came in for Josiah Dunstan and Billy Lowes respectively.

Robinson had pronounced the Yate clash and Tuesday’s derby with Wimborne as “vital” games ahead of a grim run of league fixtures.

Aside from Tom Blair’s flirtation with a searching Oakley Hanger cross, Dorchester were disappointing.

Robinson’s men looked to have a hangover from their shock 2-1 FA Cup first qualifying round defeat at Christchurch and so it proved as Yate took an early lead.

Williams was able to sneak in and tap past visiting keeper Will Buse from a free-kick as Dorchester conceded their third goal from a set-piece in two league games.

An injury to left-back Tiago Sa heaped the anguish on the Dorchester bench as Lowes came on to replace him.

Capitalising on Sa’s absence, Yate crafted their second goal in the 29th minute with an attack down Dorchester’s left.

Olly Mehew beat the covering defender on the wing and picked out advancing right-back Turl who turned in at the far post with ease.

Dorchester had cause to complain when Yate goalkeeper Andrew Hannah was suspected to have handled outside the area, but officials waved play on.

Needing a quick start after the resumption, the Magpies achieved anything but as the Bluebells won a penalty three minutes in.

Lewis stepped up to slam home the spot-kick above the dive of Buse as a dejected Magpies trudged back to the halfway line.

Ramping up the misery on the hour, Yate sealed the win with a clinical fourth.

Mehew again tormented the Magpies down the right and his drag back was powered beyond Buse from 18 yards by ex-Weymouth forward Fleetwood.

Robinson threw on attacking midfielder Bayston for right-back Oakley Hanger as the Magpies searched for a consolation.

Bayston duly provided it in the dying embers, blemishing Hannah’s clean sheet, but it was ultimately in vain as Dorchester slipped to a third straight loss in all competitions this season.

Yate: Hannah, Turl, Tunnicliff (Ward-Baptiste 70), Lewis, Angel, Rhodes, Norman, Kamara (Bower 77), Fleetwood (Keightley 70), Mehew, Williams.

Subs not used: Boulton, Hall

Magpies: Buse, Hanger (Bayston 59), Sa (Lowes 21), Poole, Madden, Wells, Hodges, Clarke, Bath (Kiwobo 78), Wilson, Blair.

Subs not used: Ngoy, Dunstan

Attendance: 238

Referee: Craig Scriven