DORCHESTER Town have sacked manager Robbie Herrera and assistant Kevin Hodges.

The duo's final game in charge was the 4-1 Southern League Challenge Cup loss to Lymginton Town on Tuesday.

Echosport understands Dorchester's board met last night 24 hours after that defeat and took the decision of a change in manager.

Dorchester have already received applications for the vacancy.

No permanent appointment is expected to be made before the weekend.

Backroom staff Brian Churchill, the Magpies' first-team coach, plus kitman Karl Lindsay and goalkeeping coach Steve Dodge remain at the club.

The development leaves Dorchester without a manager for Saturday's home game with Hayes & Yeading United.

Dorchester have a number of coaching options available to them in the mean time, notably with the Magpies' under-23 and under-18 setups.

In a brief statement, Dorchester thanked Herrera and Hodges for their endeavours.

"Dorchester Town Football Club can confirm that manager Robbie Herrera and assistant manager Kevin Hodges have this afternoon been relieved of their duties with immediate effect," it read.

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"We would like to place on record our thanks to Robbie and Kevin for their services to the club and wish them all the best for the future."

Herrera was officially in charge for 12 games and won just two matches, losing 10.

He was named as the obvious successor to Leigh Robinson who in November last year stood down citing work commitments.

Robinson began this season back at Western League club Helston where he had previously undertaken a coaching role.

Dorchester have this season already been knocked out of the FA Cup in addition to the League Cup and have chosen not to submit a team for the Dorset Senior Cup.

Outside of league competition, the only cup available to them is the FA Trophy.