DORCHESTER Town manager Leigh Robinson believes the Magpies did not “look after the key moments” during the 3-2 BetVictor Southern Premier South loss to Truro City.

Truro went 2-0 up at the Clayson Stadium as Will Swan and Will Dean netted, with the Magpies then pulling a goal back through sub Sean Wright.

Dan Rooney extended Truro’s lead to 3-1 before Tom Bath grabbed his 18th goal of the season with six minutes left, yet the Magpies could not haul themselves level.

Speaking post-match, Robinson felt Dorchester could have come back against Truro, who now move top of the league after Tiverton’s 1-0 loss to Poole, while Dorchester remain bottom.

He said: “I thought it was a thoroughly entertaining game for people that were watching, it was end-to-end stuff – a lot of chances in the game.

“We came off frustrated more than disappointed because at the end we could’ve nicked something – a really good chance across the face of goal.

“I said to the boys last week that there’s an old phrase in football which managers use, which is ‘give me everything you’ve got’.

“I don’t believe in that, because I believe that’s the absolute minimum you can do. You need to give me everything you’ve got and look after the key moments that come your way.”

Elaborating on those key moments, he added: “Their first goal was a little bit too easy – too much space in the box.

“The third goal, the clincher, is a tap-in for an unmarked player in the box. That’s why’s we’re left frustrated.

“We’ve come out against a quality side, to be fair to them. I thought they were very, very good. Hats off to them, you can see why they’re up there.

“But we’ve gifted them two goals. You’re thinking without the couple of gifts, could we have got something?

“The positive is that you can see it’s going in the right direction. The frustration is that we’ve come away from a game where we could’ve got something and found a way to get nothing.”

Truro twice opened a two-goal advantage over Dorchester and twice hit the woodwork – leading Robinson to pay credit to his former employers.

“The first 20 minutes they were excellent and we struggled to deal with that,” he admitted. “We knew we had to stay in the game as best we could.

“They had some chances at the end but of course that’s when we were gambling, trying to go for it and leaving as many men forward as possible.

“We had new personnel as well, lads (Harry Warwick and Harry Gardner) in their first game, whereas they’ve been together pretty much all season.

“Going forward it’s all looking good, it would just be nice if we could talk about having nicked a point.”