DORCHESTER’S Ability Counts team capped off their season by suffering heavy 4-1 and 4-0 defeats against Parley Sports and Dexter Sports respectively at the Specsavers County ground in Hamworthy.

Their first game was against Parley sports and the Magpies struggled to keep their rigidity in defence, clearing the ball at every opportunity.

Due to an extended pitch, Dorchester were stretched and Parley went a goal ahead, finding themselves in a one-on-one position against county town goalkeeper David Taylor.

A set-piece saw Dorchester snatch an equaliser as Emil Woodstock struck in a chipped ball off his knee at the back post from Jack Rose’s ball in.

Woodstock kept the game level, blocking a shot off the line as Taylor’s save parried the ball towards a Parley striker.

However the East Dorset side were through again, laying the ball off for an open goal to make it 2-1.

Dorchester were looking worse in the second half and captain Tom Best failed to clear his line giving the ball away in the box for Parley to rifle in a third.

Parley hit four as Dorchester put all their energy into making a comeback, but could not score as the game finished 4-1.

Their final fixture was against league winners, Dexter Sports.

Dorchester started stronger, with Rose and Leon Richer combining well, the latter hitting the post with his first effort.

However, Woodstock’s last minute clearances showed that Dexter were finding their feet in the game.

Taylor made a string of saves but the champions’ assault on goal paid off, going ahead via another one-on-one.

Striker Matt Dale came on in the second half and tried to make a mark for Dorchester, although his notable effort looped narrowly over the crossbar.

Woodstock committed a string of professional fouls to deny Dexter a second at the cost of a yellow card.

The defender was then substituted for Sean Beaulieu to avoid a sending off.

The Magpies’ reluctance to defend saw Dexter through on goal a number of times, as Beaulieu alone could not cope with the constant pressure.

Dorchester conceded three more goals in an identical manner as the game finished 4-0 to Dexter.

The Magpies finished the campaign in third place, behind Dexter and Poole, however the county town team still have a chance to win precious silverware courtesy of the Dorset Inclusion Cup in June.