Morison 79 pen, Lam 90


Stanley 63 pen, 70, 85

ALFIE Stanley scored a memorable hat-trick as managerless Dorchester Town upset Tiverton Town 3-2 at Ladysmead.

After a goalless first half in which Gary Warren hit the bar for Tivvy, Stanley sprung the match into life with a penalty – his first goal for the club.

He then curled home a beautiful free-kick for 2-0 before Louis Morison responded with a spot-kick 11 minutes from time.

Stanley’s best was yet to come as he netted an outrageous lob from the halfway line.

Tiverton made for a nervy finish with sub Jordan Lam’s goal on the turn, but Dorchester successfully rode out a mammoth seven added minutes to seal their third victory of the season.

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Winning at promotion challengers Tiverton will go down as a huge feather in the caps of Dorchester interim bosses Brian Churchill and Craig Robinson, who made two changes to the side that began the 1-0 loss to leaders Hayes & Yeading on Saturday.

In came Callum Buckley, who could not play against his parent club last time out, and winger Flavio Tavares.

Out went Christos Papakonstantinou and Charlie Madden, both men dropping to the bench.

They were joined by Rudy Plummer, Harry Hodges and George Calverley.

Dorchester were reunited with former loanee striker Olaf Koszela, who has scored six goals for Tivvy this season.

Koszela was involved as early as the first minute, only for his strong run on the wing to be ended by a heavy touch.

Dorchester responded when Sam Bayston won a corner, although Tavares was then penalised for a high boot.

Tiverton’s Dan Hayfield had the first shot in anger, lashing wide, before 18-year-old Ben Hughes’ lobbed ball was swept up by Tivvy keeper Lewis Williams.

Tivvy eventually settled the quicker of the sides and went desperately close to scoring in 20th minute.

Former Magpies right-back Kyle Egan provided a searching cross to Louis Morison, whose free header was deflected behind.

From the resultant corner, Warren saw his headed effort clip the bar via the fingertips of Magpies’ keeper Alan Walker-Harris.

Tavares was then booked for a foul on Joe Belsten midway through the half before Tivvy threatened again.

Warren was the main danger once more. His header produced a save from Walker-Harris and the rebound was lashed into the side netting by Koszela.

Aaron Dawson saw yellow for taking out Bayston but Tavares was left walking a tightrope after he felled Belsten for a second time.

Koszela ended the half with a powerful shot but his effort strayed off target as the sides went in goalless at the break.

Dorchester improved in the second half as Stanley cut inside and fired just shy of the woodwork but Tivvy gave a reminder of their threat when Koszela had a goal ruled out for offside.

Hughes came off 10 minutes into the half for Madden and soon afterwards Dorchester had a penalty when Tavares was felled in the box.

Up stepped Stanley to score his first Dorchester goal, sending Williams the wrong way.

Better was to follow for the former Portsmouth striker as Tom Purrington was fouled 20 yards from goal.

Stanley again took responsibility for the set-piece and again scored, spectacularly placing his effort into the top corner in the 70th minute.

Tiverton made two changes in reply, bringing off Dawson and Theo Simpson for Lam and Alex Moyes.

And it was Lam who made a significant contribution in the final 15 minutes, winning a penalty from which Morison blasted home to beat Walker-Harris.

Stanley was not finished yet, though.

Just as he did twice against Hayes & Yeading, the striker aimed a lob from 50 yards at goal.

This time he judged it perfectly, sealing his hat-trick in incredible style as the ball sailed over Williams and into the net.

Dorchester’s evening was not to be without further scares as Lam swivelled and shot on the edge of the box to make it 3-2 with a whopping seven minutes of injury time to play.

Tiverton had one chance to crowd the box in that time but Morison shovelled his free-kick straight behind as Dorchester closed out a hugely precious victory.

The Magpies stay 19th but move four points clear of the bottom three in the process.

Tiverton: Williams, Belsten, Egan, Dawson (Lam 74), Warren, Booth, Morrison, Hayfield, Wright, Koszela, Simpson (Moyes 74). Subs not used: Woodman, Watkins, Weeks.

Magpies: Walker-Harris, Hanger, Sa, da Silva, Buckley, Hughes (Madden 56), Bayston (Papakonstantinou 74), Purrington (Hodges 88), Stanley, Lowes, Tavares. Subs not used: Plummer, Calverley.

Referee: Craig Scriven

Attendance: 325