Hosking 14, 20, 35, Hodder 90+7


Hewson 2, Cupid 46, Baker 85, Perry 90+4

(Magpies win 6-5 on penalties)

DORCHESTER Town Under-18s completed a sensational treble, beating Winchester City Under-18s 6-5 on penalties after a stupendous 4-4 draw at the Avenue Stadium.

Coming into the game, Craig Robinson’s side needed only the Hampshire Combination Under-18 Challenge Cup as the missing piece in their treble jigsaw.

The Magpies had won their league and the Dorset Youth Cup, putting them within touching distance of emulating Dorchester Town Under-23s' treble.

But Winchester were chasing their own triple crown after winning their division and the Hampshire Cup.

READ MORE: Dorchester Town Under-23s complete treble

Dorchester’s dreams were placed on hold inside two minutes as they went 1-0 behind in controversial circumstances.

The Magpies were incensed when they felt a quick throw-in by Winchester should not have stood after the whistle was blown.

Yet play was allowed to continue and City swung in a delicious cross from which Charlie Hewson flicked a deft header beyond Max Loder.

However, Dorchester responded in the best possible fashion as Jamie Hosking bagged his first goal on 14 minutes, connecting sweetly with a left-footed shot that faded just inside the far post.

The goal ignited Hosking and six minutes later he thumped home a second inside the area, again with his left foot, to put Dorchester ahead.

Hosking was by now giving City a migraine and he narrowly missed the target with a free-kick in the 23rd minute.

Winchester then showed some resolve, creating three good chances in succession.

The first fell to Reggie Hodan who slid a shot across the face of goal before Dom Cupid sliced a wayward shot into the stands after Dorchester failed to clear.

And Loder needed to be alert when City fashioned the third opening, advancing from his line to get a crucial touch on Josh Perry’s shot.

His efforts were rewarded when Remus Nixon helped tee up the unstoppable Hosking for his hat-trick, the striker surging into space and blasting home right-footed into the top-left corner.

Chances kept coming as Lewis Toms fired wide from a challenging angle and Ieuan Turner was denied a penalty when he appealed for handball from his firmly-struck shot in the box.

Into the third added minute of the half, Loder was again on top form to keep out the Sam Godfroy’s 25-yard free-kick.

Winchester would only need 52 seconds of the second half to halve the deficit, though.

Dorchester could not clear their lines from a long ball and Cupid rifled high into the net for 3-2.

Cupid later went close to equalising, denied by the fingertips of Loder, when he left the home defence for dead inside the box on 62 minutes.

Dorchester were lucky not see their lead erased when sloppy defending allowed City skipper Rob Elms to escape into the area, only for a tame scuffed shot at Loder to end the chance.

Toms then hit the top of the bar with a corner for Dorchester, who saw their lead vanish five minutes from time as Finnian Baker lifted a cute lob over Loder and into the far corner.

The drama was far from done there, though.

In the 94th minute City drove forward and, despite there being no apparent danger, Perry smuggled a long-range daisy-cutter beyond the grasp of Loder.

Undeterred, Dorchester showed admirable courage to pile forward in the closing stages and a free-kick pumped into the area picked out Nixon, who headed up into the air.

The looping ball drew City keeper Konrad Szyszko off his line but he soon found himself in no-man’s-land as Josef Hodder peeled off his marker to score with a volley in the 97th minute.

Astonishingly, play continued into the 103rd minute as Nixon blasted inches wide of the far post before the full-time whistle finally came to summon penalties.

Both teams managed to score five perfect spot-kicks, barely giving either Loder or Szyszko a sniff.

That was until Winchester blinked first with their sixth penalty, Loder leaping to his left to make a crucial low save.

His efforts gave Nate Kelly the chance to seal the treble and he did so in style, crisply finding the left corner to spark jubilant scenes among the Dorchester camp.

Magpies: Loder, Nicholson, Robinson, Gadsby, Swain, Toms, Nixon, Turner, Hosking, Sivell, Hodder. Subs: Thornley, Rowe, Kelly, Sugg, Chitty.