DORCHESTER Town manager Robbie Herrera insisted the Magpies were “good for the win” after beating 10-man Hendon 3-1 at Silver Jubilee Park.

Herrera’s men delivered another encouraging display as Christos Papakonstantinou opened the scoring before Sam Bayston saw a goal harshly ruled out for offside.

Greek debutant Papakonstantinou netted a second after Hendon’s Riccardo Alexander-Greenaway was sent off for two bookable offences.

The Greens hit back through sub Kyen Nicholas but Bayston scored on the counter in stoppage-time as Dorchester earned their first league points of the season.

Speaking to Echosport, Herrera said: “We made hard work of it in the end, but we were good for the win.

“We should’ve and could’ve had it wrapped up inside the first half and then definitely second half we could’ve scored a couple more.

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“We allowed them to get back in the game and for a couple of minutes we panicked but we got a breakaway goal with a few minutes to spare.

“So I’m really pleased for the lads because they’ve worked hard, they’re competing well and we’re playing good football at times. It’s shaping up.”

Herrera reserved praise for Papakonstantinou, who made his debut two games late after a paperwork issue between the English and Greek FAs.

He said: “He’s come in and scored two and could’ve had another. He brings us something different, attacking-wise.

“I’m pleased to have him back and I need to get him fitter because he needs more work.

“But that’s by the bye. He’s come in, done the job that was asked of him and he’s got a couple of goals to his credit. I’m pleased for him.”

Dorchester let themselves in for a nervier finish than necessary after Nicholas halved the deficit.

Herrera said: “To go two-up was great, a lovely feeling. We think: ‘The game’s done now’ because they had a man sent off.

“Then a little lapse of concentration at the back and they score. Credit to the boys, we dug in, we ground out the result in the end.

“We’ve shown we can dig in when need be, which is credit to the players. They’ve worked hard for each other.”