DORCHESTER Town manager Leigh Robinson admitted the Magpies’ poor 4-1 defeat at Yate Town capped a “pretty bad week”.

Robinson’s men lost their league opener 3-1 at Weston-super-Mare and followed up with an FA Cup upset as Christchurch took a stunning 2-1 win.

At Yate, Dorchester went 4-0 down as Jordan Williams and Sam Turl scored, before Andy Lewis converted a penalty and Stuart Fleetwood slammed home.

Magpies’ substitute Sam Bayston notched late on but his strike barely registered as Dorchester sunk to a third straight loss.

Speaking to Echosport, Robinson berated the recurring theme of individual mistakes – leading to the “horrific” concession of nine goals in three games.

He said: “It’s been a pretty bad week. (Saturday) we went out with a lot more attacking intent and still got beaten.

“The story of the week is that we’ve been pragmatic against Weston and got beaten, then we’ve been more attacking and also been beaten.

“This week we’ve conceded nine goals, which is horrific. A lot of which have been very avoidable and purely from individual mistakes.

“As a manager, it’s really, really frustrating. We actually started on the front foot (at Yate) and found a way of conceding a first goal and handed the initiative to the opposition.

“It’s bizarre because in pre-season we didn’t have hardly any individual errors. Teams were having to work quite hard to break us down.

“It just seems that when the nitty gritty comes along in league games that matter, we’re just really nervous.

“Whether that’s because Dorchester’s got a history of losing over the last few years, I don’t know.

“Mistake are creeping in and that’s not allowing us to get a foothold in games or build any sort of confidence – without that it’s difficult.”