WIMBORNE Town's Addwell Chipangura impressed after coming off the bench in Dorset's 3-1 defeat by Devon in the under-16 Pro-Direct South & West Counties Championship.

Chipangura was unleashed midway through the first half and proved a constant threat to the Devon defence at Newton Abbot's Coach Road headquarters.

The teenager netted to halve the deficit in the second half but his exploits proved in vain as Dorset failed to fashion an equaliser in their first game of the season.

Devon started brightly and opened the scoring in the 10th minute when a finely-taken goal from Jack Hatswell saw the hosts draw first blood.

Hatswell beat Dorset goalkeeper Ed Phillips with a composed finish from just inside the box after the visitors had failed to clear a cross from Torquay United's Olaf Koszela.

The arrival of Chipangura helped Dorset gain a foothold with his pace giving the Devon defence plenty to ponder.

Chipangura was denied a goal when his free-kick from 30 yards was well saved by Devon goalkeeper Bartosz Zarzycki.

The visitors paid for failing to capitalise on their greater possession when Devon doubled their lead in the 38th minute through Ben Wakeham.

The Galmpton United defender was first to react after a free-kick had not been cleared by Dorset.

Phillips then pulled off two smart saves to deny Koszela and Renz Farnican before Dorset had the final chance of the opening period when Zarzycki thwarted Chipangura.

Dorset went close to scoring just after the restart when Weymouth's Taylor Brown saw his curling effort well saved by Zarzycki.

The visitors finally found a way past Zarzycki when Chipangura received a neat pass from Cris Damaschin and rounded the last man before firing across the advancing goalkeeper in the 56th minute.

Although Dorset looked favourites to score the next goal, they were rocked when Koszela finished an excellent four-man move to make it 3-1 in the 70th minute.

Brown drew another good save from Zarzycki in the closing stages with the Devon defence holding firm to keep their lead intact.

Dorset travel to Gwent for their second game on Sunday.

Dorset: Jack Cooper (Hamworthy United), Alfie Arnett (Purbeck All Stars), Taylor Brown (Weymouth), Harrison Bruton (Weymouth), Addwell Chipangura (Wimborne Town), Joe Clarke (Wimborne Town), Jaicob Mark Crowther (Wimborne Town), Cris Damaschin (Weymouth), Adam Everett (Wimborne Town), Louis Moore (Purbeck All Stars), Tyler Pearce (Wimborne Town), Ed Phillips (Wimborne Town), John Pritchard (Weymouth), Oliver Smith (Purbeck All Stars), James Third (Wimborne Town), Joseph Wickham (Branksome United).