DORCHESTER Town Under-23s’ all-conquering trio of Brian Churchill, Craig Robinson and John Cook have stepped away from their posts.

Manager Churchill, assistant Robinson and coach Cook led a dominant Magpies side to five trophies in the space of two remarkable seasons.

Firstly, they oversaw the league and cup double in 2021/22 but went one better in the following year when winning a magnificent league, cup and shield treble.

After a runners-up finish to Hampshire Combination and Development League winners Fareham Town in 2023/24, the trio have decided to call time after four years at the helm.

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Churchill walks away after recording a 77 per cent win record, with 54 victories in 70 matches and only 11 losses.

Lending his thoughts on the season past, Churchill said: “First and foremost with the U23s, its development and about instilling a winning mentality, coupled with the ability to take on information and then put that into practice on a matchday.

"We feel on more occasions than not the players did this, and on the games we came up short, they learnt the harsh realities of football.

"After last season’s treble winning side it was always going to be a difficult season with every team desperate to beat the reigning champions.

"Every player over the course of the season has improved certain aspects within their own game and contributed to making Dorchester Town U23s a team, which gives us all a great sense of pride.”

Dorchester are currently working to replace the trio.

News of their exit comes after the Under-23s’ end-of-season awards were announced.

Lewis Toms was named players’ player of the season, with centre-back Brad Smith the managers’ player of the season.

Prolific striker Joe Smith claimed the golden boot award.