DANNY Holmes has urged his Wimborne Town side to be "more clinical" after striking the woodwork four times in defeat to Dorchester Town on Tuesday.

In the battle of the Magpies, Holmes' charges were knocked out of the Southern League Cup following a 1-0 defeat at Cuthbury with River Smith's 31st minute strike all that separated the teams.

But it could have been a different story with the Dorchester post or crossbar rattled on four occasions throughout the evening with Aidan Shepherd and James Stokoe among those denied.

Speaking to Radio Wimborne about the missed chances, boss Holmes said: "That's encouraging. It shows that we are obviously getting a lot more opportunities than what we have been over the past, but I think we need to be more clinical and have a bit more oomph about is.

"What is good is that we're starting to develop and have those chances."

Both managers made wholesale changes from their weekend league fixtures, including eight for Wimborne and it was two of the young replacements in Josh Hall and Shepherd who combined early on with the latter slamming against the post.

Cameron Plain was busy at the other end before Sam Davidson and James Stokoe both headed against the crossbar, all inside the first 12 minutes.

But the deadlock was broken when former Hamworthy forward Smith, who had just missed a great opening, made no mistake in turning in on the rebound after Plain had denied Antonio Diaz.

Dorchester almost turned into their own net as the game moved into the final 20 minutes, with the post again saving Callum Brooks' side as the visitors held on to progress into round two.

"I wear my heart on my sleeve and I wasn't disappointed at all," said Holmes of his team's performance.

"I saw so many good things that it's fantastic. The fitness levels, the chances and defensively overall we're doing alright."

He added: "It was a bit of a local derby and there was a little bit on it with that. It was like a good old counter-attacking game really.

"They came at us and we went at them. Unfortunately, one little silly mistake where we didn't track our runner that they scored their goal off of.

"That's what happens at this level, we switch off and we get punished."

Magpies: Plain, Helyar (Poole, 65), Buck (Bayston, 53), Davidson, Byrne, Doe (Burbidge, 60), Stokoe, Roberts, Shepherd, Hall, Young.

Unused subs: Clarke, Lee.

Attendance: 204