DELIGHTED Dorchester Town boss Glenn Howes expressed his satisfaction as the Magpies beat Kings Langley 2-0 for his first win in charge, adding: “You can’t ask for more”.

Howes, whose maiden victory as Dorchester manager comes in his fourth match, saw Kieran Roberts and Tom Soares notch their first goals for the club.

Roberts grabbed his with a fine strike after a nifty piece of skill created space for a shot that squirmed under the arm of keeper Lee Axworthy, bouncing off his back and in.

Soares then etched his name on the scoresheet by converting a 75th-minute penalty after Tom Purrington was adjudged to have been tripped in the box – although Lango felt the foul began outside the area.

Lango were not without chances themselves as Magpies’ keeper Gerard Benfield made two excellent saves to keep the visitors at bay.

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An overall excellent performance from Dorchester helped boost them into 18th in the Pitching In Southern League Premier South ahead of a home Dorset derby with bottom side Wimborne tomorrow (7.45pm).

Howes told Echosport: “You can’t ask for more. First half we dominated, I thought we were really good in possession and chose really good moments to open up.

“I felt we could’ve been a bit more clinical in the final third and perhaps put the game to bed earlier than we did.

“Second half, our subconscious nature set in and we were inviting more pressure from the opposition.

“They were good second half and asked us several questions. Sam Davidson and Gez (Benfield) have made blocks at key moments.

“I said last week that football’s a cruel game. Equally, we go and hurt them at that time with Tom Purrington driving forward several times like he has done for us.

“I don’t think there can be any qualms about the result. Soaresy showed great calmness, composure and all his experience with that ball from the spot.”

Quizzed on suggestions the penalty should have been given as a free-kick, Howes said: “I spoke to their gaffer (Chris Cummins) and he said it was outside.

“I completely disagree with him, of course I did! No, I’m not sure. I didn’t honestly see it.

“I saw (Purrington) drive in and it’s one of them. You think any sort of touch, they were nervous in terms of making a challenge on Tom.

“He’s got great ability and asked several questions in dangerous areas. We deserve a bit of fortune given what we’ve produced over the last two or three games.

“I don’t want to sound like a broken record but I feel we haven’t really had what we deserved from Merthyr and Swindon.

“I said to them we’re going to create our own luck through persevering.”

On securing victory in his first home match as boss, Howes said: “I’ve been desperate to get back here and play in front of the home supporters.

“It’s been long overdue – two or three weeks now. That’s a bit unusual. We’ve got another home fixture to look forward to (tomorrow).

“The support we received was fantastic and the boys fed off it. It was really nice to have that warm welcome from the supporters. I’m full of gratitude for that.”