Date: Tue 20 Aug 2019

By David Simpson

Magpies seek to be judged over the Long Term

Need to iron out the mistakes

DORCHESTER Town boss Callum Brooks insists the Magpies will be “judged” over the “long term” rather than with defeats to BetVictor Southern Premier South big guns Truro City and Salisbury. Brooks’ men have endured tough away trips to City and the Whites, losing 3-0 and 4-1 respectively despite giving both teams a scare with improved second-half performances.

Those dominant spells have handed Brooks encouragement during the lengthy wait for the Magpies’ next game away to Blackfield & Langley on Bank Holiday Monday “The way we were in it for long periods against Truro is positive and the way Salisbury changed their shape and brought Toby Holmes off because of the threat we were carrying is also a positive.

If you took at those results in isolation, people wouldn’t have given us too much of a chance when you come to places like those. “If we would have lost both games in the 90th minute after giving a really good account of ourselves, we would still only be on three points.

“As it happens, you look at the scoreline, it’s a fair bit more convincing and we’ve still only got three points. “Where this group will be judged is over the long term. We need to improve quick and iron out the mistakes.

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