DORCHESTER TOWN saw off Western Premier outfit Bridgwater United on Tuesday evening, recording a 2-0 win.

Striker Alfie Stanley provided a goal in each half to give Dorch the win, with goalkeeper Brad Snelling keeping the clean-sheet intact with a late penalty save.

Boss Glenn Howes made three changes to the side that tasted defeat to Dorset neighbours Wimborne Town on Saturday, with Olly Balmer, Callum Buckley, and Harvey-Joe Bertrand swapped in at the expense of a trialist, Louis Slough, and Matty Neale.

As the higher division side, seventh-tier Magpies controlled large swathes of the game, creating a good chance after six minutes of action.

Balmer fed Stanley with a through ball, and whilst the striker did well to beat his man, he was unable to steer his shot past the Bridgwater goalkeeper.

When the ball came to Stanley again in the box, he made no mistake, firing home to open scores on 21 minutes.

His second came in the second-half, when again he alert in the area to poke home a rebound after Brinley Doyle saw a long-range effort saved.

There was still time for more drama, with the hosts presented with a chance to stage a late comeback when a penalty was awarded.

‘Keeper Snelling made sure that Dorchester would record a win, stopping the penalty to allow Magpies to see out the final 13 minutes.

Dorchester: Snelling, Bertrand (Foot, 62’), Sa (Slough, h-t), Douglas (Trialist, 62’), Emmerson (Baxter, 62’), Buckley, Doyle, Griggs, Gwengwe, Stanley, Balmer