DORCHESTER lost 3-2 to Wimborne Town on Saturday.

Former Southampton talent Dan Bartlett’s brace sandwiched a strike from Aaron Roberts for Wimborne, whilst Alfie Stanley and Olly Balmer netted for Dorchester.

It took the away side just 11 minutes to open scores, with Bartlett curling an effort into the far corner from the edge of the box after a well-worked corner.

Magpies would restore parity by the half-hour mark, when Stanley nodded home Shaq Gwengwe’s flick on from a Michael Lilley free-kick.

However, Wimborne regained their lead prior to the break via Roberts. The ex-Bournemouth man pounced on a loose ball in the box to poke home the away side’s second.

Balmer came off the bench at half-time before earning the hosts another equaliser on 67 minutes, dribbling past multiple defenders before picking out the opposite corner.

It would be a 75th minute penalty that proved decisive, awarded to the away side after the trialist in the Dorchester goal hauled down winger Jack Hoey. Bartlett stepped up to the fire home his side’s third and final goal of the game from the spot.

Dorchester: Snelling (Trialist, 70’), Trialist, Sa (Trialist, 80’), Slough, Emmerson (Baxter, 70’), Douglas (Phillips, 59’), Lilley (Smith, 84’), Griggs (Doyle, 51’), Gwengwe (Balmer, h-t), Stanley, Neale. Unused subs: Gunson, Symes