DORCHESTER Town manager Glenn Howes fumed after a late penalty decision went against the Magpies in their 2-0 loss to Chesham United.

Connor Roberts scored on 40 minutes for the Generals and was later sent off for an alleged strike out at Olaf Koszela.

However, Dorchester felt a penalty should have been awarded for an incident involving Lewis Waterfield, the midfielder appearing to sustain contact to the face.

With the officials missing the flashpoint, Dorchester’s bench was incensed and to add insult to injury Ricardo German netted a second goal in the 101st minute to give the visitors all three points.

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Speaking to Dorchester’s media team, Howes said: “We all know when you’re down there and things are not going your way, you do need a bit of fortune.

“You need the official to be brave and make that decision, unfortunately he wasn’t.

“I’ve just spoken to the (Chesham) manager and every single person in the ground (can see).

“Lewis Waterfield’s face is heavily swollen, it was a significant incident and that would’ve resulted in us getting back to one-all.

“Obviously, sometimes the momentum swings your way and you go on and get even more out of the game, so we’re disappointed with the decision, that’s all I can say.”

Asked if the officials explained their reasoning to him, Howes said: “The feedback we had was that he didn’t see it.

“It’s probably obvious, if he sees it he gives it. We just have to get on with it, don’t we?”

Howes added: “When you’ve conceded the number of goals we’ve conceded of late, your confidence and mentality is not as strong as it probably should be.

“I felt we were a little bit subdued to start the game, however, we found our way and course and there were good moments of play.

“We had the ball and could’ve been a bit braver and showed more confidence in big moments to open up Chesham.

“They’re a significantly well-drilled and organised side, sometimes you have to give plaudits to the opposition. They’re going to be there or thereabouts, that’s clear for everybody to see.”

Dorchester visit Poole Town tomorrow afternoon (3pm).