ROBBIE Herrera believes Dorchester’s 2-0 loss at Harrow once more illustrated “the story of the season”.

Herrera’s men dominated the opening 30 minutes before James Taylor put Boro ahead, slipping between Tiago Sa and keeper Gerard Benfield to head home a corner.

Dorchester then gifted Harrow a second, moments into the second half, as George Moore sprinted onto a loose pass and beat Benfield.

The Magpies’ day was compounded when Kieran Phillips had a penalty saved following a foul on Rudy Plummer by keeper Josh Strizovic.

Reflecting on a match which also saw Ash Wells (hamstring) and Tiago Sa (head) replaced with injury, Herrera told Echosport of his déjà vu.

He said: “First half up until the goal, for 30-35 minutes we were well in control. We just lacked that final ball, that final pass.

“The build-up play was good and they didn’t know how to deal with it. Then Ash does great to recover to block a shot but he does his hamstring.

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“He comes off and from the resulting corner, their lad’s nipped in and puts it in the net.

“We’re 1-0 down at half-time but still in the game. The talk was to stay patient and that we had 45 minutes to get back into it.

“Stick to the gameplan, get it moving and get in the pockets to receive. In the final third to stop picking out a precise pass, slide it in behind so people can run onto it.

“Thirty seconds in, we try to play out from our box, we get caught and (Moore) scores. A blind pass and the lad scores.

“Then we tried to get back into it, we tried to throw a couple of bodies forward. We got caught a couple of times.

“We go and win a penalty which is saved and that was it. That was the story of the game, much as to what’s happened this season.

“There’s only so many times I can keep saying that, it isn’t going to wash. It’s the story of the season.”

Herrera backed Dorchester’s results to improve when their final passes knit together.

“It will click,” he insisted. “We had three new lads playing up top. Alfie (Stanley), Kieran and Rudy, so they’re going to need to know each other’s games.

“But it’s football, you know how to play, pass and win headers. That shouldn’t make any difference when people say they need time to gel.

“I don’t really go with that. We had a couple of bodies out, obviously Billy (Lowes, Covid-19) wasn’t with us so we had to change a couple of people about.

“It’s a repetitive story at the moment but one that can’t keep continuing because something will give. That will either be myself or the bodies that are playing at the moment.

“We can all see (improvement) and we’re not the soft touch we have been the last couple of years.

“It’s still not getting points on the board. I’m trying to bring in a better quality of player.

“I think Alfie, when he settles in, will be a good player. He’s good on the ball and is sharp. Rudy will give us that little bit different.

“He runs in behind, can stretch it and be a nuisance.”

Dorchester visit Truro City at their adopted home of Bolitho Park tomorrow (7.45pm).