DORCHESTER Town boss Tom Killick insisted the Magpies’ brilliant 4-1 win over Basingstoke Town was a bigger result for the team rather than himself.

Victory marked Killick’s first in six attempts since joining the club in late September and ended a six-game winless streak in all competitions.

Facing a Basingstoke side ravaged by 13 injuries, Dorchester went 2-0 up in 18 minutes through Jack Dickson’s maiden Dorchester goal and a stunning curler from Ollie Haste.

Shaq Gwengwe’s second-half double made it 4-0 but the Magpies were deprived of their biggest home win since April 2019 when Liam Ferdinand slid home a 92nd-minute consolation.

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Asked if the result was a monkey off his back, Killick told Echosport: “A little bit, but I’m more worried about it from the point of the league table rather than anything personal.

“The points were much needed and the players are putting a lot into what we’re expecting and what we’re trying to get them to do.

“When they see some reward, it gives them something to latch on to in terms of enthusiasm and to carry on doing it. It gives them a bit of belief in what we’re trying to do.

“It’s very important from that point of view because if you come into a club and try to do things differently and ask different things, if you’re not getting results it can be quite quick for players and people around the club to lose faith in the process.

“I’m not particularly interested in the personal element, just trying to push us forward.”

While Killick was buoyed by the result, he stopped short of listing the win as a catalyst to future victories.

He said: “I just feel that the players are beginning to understand what we’re expecting as a minimum, how we want to set out, how we want to be in terms of being difficult to play against and what’s required to achieve that.

“I just feel they’re understanding it and what they’re putting in in terms of effort, how receptive they’re being to the information they’re being given has just been unbelievably positive.

“I was really happy for them that they got a reward for that because it hasn’t been good times over the last few weeks.

“They haven’t had much to be positive about. Hopefully that’s just a little glimmer and we need to give them more going forward.”

Dorchester are understood to have finalised a deal for a striker, the move set to be announced before tomorrow’s home game with Bracknell (7.45pm).