Moore 20, Winson 62


Gunson 16, Bradbury 59, Stanley 26, Jones 77 og

DORCHESTER Town recorded back-to-back Pitching In Southern League Premier South wins with a 4-2 win at a mud-soaked Hartley Wintney.

Charlie Gunson scored Dorchester’s opener in the 16th minute but Wintney levelled soon after when Shamar Moore converted at the back post.

Alfie Stanley’s seventh league goal of the season re-established Dorchester’s lead before the break and Harvey Bradbury made it 3-1 on 59 minutes.

George Winser netted a debut goal on 62 minutes for The Row but Dorchester had manager Glenn Howes sent off after being adjudged to have deliberately delayed a throw-in.

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However, Dorchester had enough in reserve and sealed the points through Reese Jones’ own goal.

Victory backed up the 2-0 win over Yate and boosted the play-off chasing Magpies into fifth after Bracknell lost 2-1 at Chesham.

Dorchester made two changes to the side that started the 2-0 win over Yate on Monday.

Alex Moyse, who yesterday extended his loan from Torquay until the end of the season, and Shaq Gwengwe, who got the second goal against Yate, both missed out entirely.

In came new signing Ferdinand Okoh, signed on a work experience loan from Bournemouth until the season's end, plus striker Stanley.

Dorchester named only four substitutes on the bench with Jordan Ngalo deemed fit enough to make the squad after a hamstring injury.

Olly Balmer, Harvey-Joe Bertrand and Tiago Sa were the Magpies' other options.

Dorchester had lost on all three of their previous trips to Hartley Wintney but began brightly when Kieran Douglas headed Jordi Foot’s cross at keeper Sam Osment.

Wintney replied when Matt Drage fired over and Archy Taylor’s deflected header skidded just wide.

In Dorchester’s next attack, though, the Magpies were ahead.

Bradbury laid off to Gunson and the midfielder netted his fifth goal of an increasingly impressive season with a tap-in six yards out.

Wintney felt aggrieved as Taylor was down injured at the time but it took only four minutes to restore parity as Shamar Moore buried Winser’s pass in the 20th minute.

Chances were flowing as Douglas fired over before Stanley reclaimed the lead for Dorchester in the 26th minute, marking his recall with a neat finish at the back post.

Dorchester keeper Ryan Hall had to deny Jones with a good save late in the half and the number 11 threatened again for the hosts after the break, heading Toby Nevile’s cross inches over.

With Hartley on top, Dorchester wrestled back the impetus through a deflected Gunson shot and moments later Bradbury made it 3-1, converting a Gunson corner from close-range.

However, Wintney repeated the trick of pulling a goal back soon after conceding as Winser’s crisp 20-yarder beat Hall in the 62nd minute.

Howes made a double change in reaction, bringing off Okoh and Slough for Sa and Ngalo as the saturated pitch began to deteriorate.

In a bizarre incident, referee Kelly then brandished red to Howes, who threw the ball to the wrong Wintney player for a throw-in.

The net result with 22 minutes to go was that Howes was sent off for what the officials deemed to be deliberate time-wasting, meaning Howes is now likely to face at least a one-match ban.

Protecting the one-goal lead, Dorchester brought Stanley off for right-back Bertrand but they need not have worried as the points were secured with 13 minutes to go when Jones inadvertently turned home a free-kick past Osment into his own net.

Late on, Matty Neale was unlucky not to score a fifth and Gunson flashed another shot wide in injury-time as Dorchester recorded their third win in four league games.

Howes’ men now go into a mouthwatering Dorset Senior Cup semi-final at nearest rivals Weymouth on Tuesday (7.45pm).

Hartley Wintney: Osment, Taylor (Akers 60), Leggett (Bagdonavicius 81), Rumble, Drage, Nevile, Nuur, Winser, Moore, Eshun, Jones. Subs not used: Burden, Paget, Hoy.

Magpies: Hall, Foot, Slough (Sa 62), Emmerson, Buckley, Douglas, Gunson, Okoh (Ngalo 62), Bradbury, Stanley (Bertrand 75), Neale. Sub not used: Balmer.

Referee: Thomas Kelly

Attendance: 282