Buchanan 29, Granville 90

DORCHESTER Town’s slump in form continued as the Magpies were beaten 2-0 by Beaconsfield Town at the Avenue Stadium.

Glenn Howes’ side have now lost eight of their past ten Pitching In Southern League Premier South matches, slipping to 12th in the table.

They are also without a goal for 217 minutes, stretching back to Shaq Gwengwe’s strike in the 2-2 draw with Gosport.

Dorchester showed three changes to the starting line-up that began the 2-0 loss to Bracknell Town on Saturday.

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In came Kieran Douglas and Jordan Ngalo, who returned from suspension and injury respectively.

Tiago Sa also came back to the XI at the expense of the benched Louie Slough.

Dorchester were aiming to do the double over the Rams after their 1-0 success in the reverse fixture.

However, the Magpies had little in the way of chances and were fortunate not to go behind in the fourth minute when Nathan Minhas struck the post.

Goalkeeper Ryan Hall then had to advance to thwart Minhas before Gwengwe headed a Sa cross wide.

Dorchester were at fault for the opener, though, giving the ball away cheaply and allowing Elliott Buchanan to tuck home a low cross from six yards.

Pushing for an equaliser before half-time, Dorchester went close through Charlie Gunson, whose shot whizzed just wide of the woodwork.

Howes switched Alfie Stanley for fellow striker Simpson at the break but Beaconsfield’s attack was still the more potent, Hall denying Buchanan a second.

Minhas saw two more chances go to waste, while Gunson forced Rams keeper Kie Plumley into action from a 73rd-minute free-kick.

Dorchester threw men forward in search of an equaliser as Neale conjured a good save from Plumley with a curling strike.

Ngalo then went close to his second goal against Beaconsfield this season but, with men committed upfield, the Magpies were sucker-punched.

Granville timed his run on the break and was picked out by a precise through ball, allowing him to slot past Hall from just inside the area.

Dorchester next visit Hayes & Yeading United on Saturday (3pm).

Magpies: Hall, Foot, Sa, Moyse, Buckley, Douglas, Gunson (Toms 90), Ngalo, Stanley (Simpson 46, Emmerson 70), Gwengwe, Neale. Subs not used: Slough, M Smith.

Beaconsfield: Plumley, Webb, Little, Togwell, Neville, Pegg, Bradshaw (Allsop 90+1), Granville, N Minhas, Buchanan (Kennedy-Sinclair 51), Reid. Subs not used: Peters, Richards, C Smith.

Referee: Sam Fudge

Attendance: 317