BOSS Tom Killick emerged from the wreckage of Poole’s Dorset Senior Cup defeat to Wimborne and admitted: “I couldn’t believe what I was seeing.”

Magpies dumped out their neighbours for the second season running after coming from behind in normal time and then winning a penalty shootout.

Ollie Balmer’s opener for the hosts was cancelled out by a stunning equaliser from Luke Holmes as Wimborne shook off the 66th-minute dismissal of Luke Burbidge for two bookings.

The visitors’ 10 men looked the more likely team to progress for the rest of normal time and into extra-time before winning through 4-2 on penalties.

Wimborne, who last won the cup in 1997, set up their first county final appearance since 2013 and will meet Wessex Premier outfit Shaftesbury in April.

Killick told the Daily Echo: “We didn’t start amazingly well but looked in control in the first half.

“Then, after we had scored, a huge nervousness set in and we completely surrendered all the initiative.

“We became apprehensive in everything we did and looked like we lacked any real belief that we could win the game.

“We were playing a team two leagues lower than us but I didn’t see enough superiority. We didn’t deserve to go through because we didn’t do enough.

“I hope this doesn’t sound disrespectful to Wimborne because it is not meant to be but the insipid and unacceptable performances we have had this season have been against powerful teams in National South.

“To produce that against a team two leagues lower was difficult to accept.

“I have always been quite proud of the fact that whatever we have lacked in terms of playing the beautiful game, we have had real spirit and character but that is what we have lost at the moment. That is why we keep coming up short and we have very little time to try to get it back.”