DORCHESTER Town captain Ashley Wells has apologised on social media after the Magpies were thrashed 6-1 at home by Salisbury.

Wells was booked and his poor clearance led to the Whites’ opening goal, scored by fellow former Weymouth man Harry Baker.

Emile Ngoy equalised with a penalty before Baker’s sweet finish before half-time made it 2-1.

Salisbury pressure immediately after the resumption yielded good returns as Jack Ball poked home before Sam Roberts added a similarly scrappy finish for 4-1.

Dorchester were now at damage limitation stage but keeper Will Buse conceded a penalty, converted by Ollie Knowles, and Marvin Brooks notched a sixth as Steve Claridge’s men stayed unbeaten.

Post-match, Wells tweeted: “Apologies for everyone’s performance, no where near good enough. We hold our hands up, was not acceptable.

“We go onto (tomorrow) big reaction needed.”

Dorchester visit Taunton tomorrow (7.45pm) after the Peacocks were knocked out of the FA Cup with a 5-0 defeat at Tonbridge Angels on Saturday.