TOM Killick believes his side’s “cutting edge” made the difference as Poole Town came from behind to beat neighbours Wimborne Town 3-1 at Black Gold Stadium and go top of the Southern League South table.

Dolphins dominated possession and chances during the first half but found themselves 1-0 down at the break to a fine Kieran Roberts strike.

But Magpies, still seeking a first win of the season, were pegged back just before the hour mark thanks to Harry Baker’s finish.

Baker struck again to complete the comeback before in-form Ollie Dennett wrapped up the win in the closing stages.

Discussing his side’s performance, Killick told the Daily Echo: “It was a strange one really because I thought in some aspects we were better in the first half than we were in the second.

“We were dominant, not only in terms of possession but chances created. But we were just wasteful really in terms of finishing and sloppy on two occasions defensively – one where they scored and once where they nearly scored.

“But it was really one-sided and the second half I thought was more even in a strange way, but we had a little bit more cutting edge.”

He continued: “If you had the possession stats, it would have been 80-20, something like that.

“We probably had 10 really good opportunities where we got ourselves in good positions and didn’t take one of them. That’s always going to potentially cause a difficulty.

“Wimborne scored a very good goal I thought and it woke us up a bit perhaps. In the second half I thought the game was more even, but we were just a bit more clinical.”

Jez Bedford was the chief culprit for first-half misses, twice skewing off target, before Roberts broke the deadlock on 39 minutes after a mazy dribble and pass from Luke Holmes.

But Bedford made amends after restart, slipping the ball through for Baker to tuck past Cameron Plain in the Wimborne goal.

Poole turned the screw with Will Spetch and Dennett going close before Baker struck again, volleying in after Corby Moore’s free-kick was headed back across goal by Jamie Whisken.

Billy Maybury looked to have quickly equalised, only to see his shot agonisingly come back off the inside of the post.

And Poole wrapped up the victory with four minutes to play after lively substitute Flavio Tavares drove towards goal and collided with Plain and the loose ball popped out nicely for Dennett to sweep home.

Spetch had a chance to add further gloss in stoppage time, but his shot cannoned off the upright.

Despite the defeat, Magpies boss Matty Holmes was happy with his side’s performance.

He said: “I thought the boys were immense and nearly pulled off a hit and run really and a great job.

“But I think that’s the luck we’re getting a little bit at the moment. We’ve not been playing awfully.”

He added: “Coming to Poole Town, they’re a real quality side. You have to weather the storm for 20-25 minutes.

“We stayed in the game and then we got the breakaway and a decent goal and you’ve got something to hold onto.

“If anything, I thought we played better second half than we did first half and we ended up conceding three goals, but that’s football.

“There were lots of positives.”

Dolphins: Cairney; Dickson, Whisken, Spetch, Leslie-Smith (Jackson, 57); Moore, Carmichael; Bedford (Tavares, 71), Brooks, Dennett; Baker (Cope, 85).

Unused subs: Smeeton, Phillips (g/k).

Booked: Whisken

Magpies: Plain, Maybury, Poole, Byrne (Penny, 33), Buck, Clarke, Pettefer, Burbidge, Doe (Davidson, 71), Holmes, Roberts (Young, 81).

Unused subs: Bayston, Lee.

Booked: Davidson

Attendance: 768