DORCHESTER Town winger Ed Bastick described his two-goal display in the Magpies’ 4-0 win over Farnborough as his “best performance” in a Dorchester shirt.

After a goalless first-half, Bastick scored twice in six minutes after the break to set Dorchester on their way to a second successive Evo-Stik Southern Premier Division victory.

Bastick, who moved to the Avenue Stadium from Portland United in the summer, was delighted to have taken his chance after showing good form in recent games.

He told Echosport: “It’s been my best performance. I had a chance a couple of weeks back, came on as a sub and played pretty well. It was just nice to have a chance.

“And obviously to grab it (against Farnborough) and get a couple of goals it just adds to it.

“There’s a lot of competition, people like Tom Blair, Dave Jerrard on the bench.

“You’re fighting for places and they’re playing well so it’s important, you have to take your chance.

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“It’s always that added pressure but it’s good to have that, I think it makes everyone play a little bit better.”

Talking through his goals, Bastick spoke of his happiness after converting his second goal with his weaker left foot.

He said: “The first one was teamwork, it was (Antonio) Diaz who eventually crossed it in, it was a brilliant team goal and I didn’t have to break my stride and just guide it in.

“The second one came across my body and I just swung my left leg at it. It’s not my favourite but it found the bottom corner so I’m happy.”

And “Dorchester lad” Bastick has his sights set on the Boxing Day derby with Weymouth, but admitted his team has Saturday’s trip to Bishop’s Stortford first in mind.

“Everyone’s looking forward to (the derby). Obviously you want to be in the best possible form coming up to derby day so it’s just breathing confidence in the whole squad.

“We’re all buzzing for it. Obviously we’ve got Saturday first and we’ve got to make sure that we turn up and get a result and we’ll see how it is on derby day. Especially being a Dorchester lad, I can’t wait.

“It’s been a frustrating season. I’ve been injured, had a few niggles. I did my ligaments in my ankle as soon as Tommo came in. I’ve just had to be patient so I’m really grateful,” he said.