DORCHESTER Town have not yet seen the best of Will Fletcher after the striker opened his Magpies account on Saturday, boss Tom Killick insists.

Fletcher joined Dorchester earlier this month from Poole Town, following the withdrawal from league competition of loan club Hamworthy United.

He made his Magpies debut in the 2-1 defeat by Bracknell before earning his first start in the 3-2 loss to Pitching In Southern League Premier South leaders Salisbury this weekend.

And Fletcher repaid the faith shown in him by Killick, opening the scoring to give Dorchester a 1-0 half-time lead.

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Speaking to Echosport about the forward’s early influence, Killick feels Fletcher provided the Magpies with a “focal point” up front.

“I’m pleased, he was a big part of the first-half performance,” Killick said.

“He gave us a real focal point, he physically was causing problems. He’s mobile as well.

“People think just because he’s a big lad, six-foot three, he’s just going to win headers and be quite static.

“But, he gets around the pitch very well. His goal was a case in point where he’s ended up being slid in and he’s finished.

“He’s a great lad and he hasn’t played that much football this year. He had a few games for Hamworthy but since he’s been at Poole it’s been a bit stop-start for him.

“We probably still haven’t seen the best of him but he was very impressive and certainly their two centre-halves he made both of them look uncomfortable throughout.”

Dorchester also picked up five bookings in the match, including one for first-team coach James Wood, but Killick insisted there was no “malice” in the contest to justify the bookings.

He said: “The game was always likely to have an edge to it and we needed a referee who was calm yet authoritative.

“There was no real malice in the game, so the referee we had was quite excitable and it led to things being a bit erratic and lots of yellow cards, which was needless in my view.

“The game didn’t really warrant it. I just felt with a calm, experienced referee that game wouldn’t have been too difficult to manage.

“But because yellow cards were being waved around it ended up the way it ended up, which was a shame.”

Killick added: “I felt there was a real physicality about us and it unsettled them.

“We were worthy, in my view, to be in front. But you have it in the back of your mind that they’re going to improve and we put a lot into the half. We just came up short.”

Dorchester return to action at home to Beaconsfield Town on Saturday (3pm).