WIMBORNE Town ended up on the wrong side of a five-goal thriller as they lost 3-2 to Westbury United on Tuesday night.

Harry Baker had given Magpies a ninth minute lead in Wimborne’s first league game since August, their advantage holding until the 73rd minute.

But Westbury then produced three goals in 11 minutes, Jack Lovell’s late header briefly levelling scores.

With a 10-day gap in fixtures following a spirited defeat to National South Torquay in the FA Cup, Wimborne made a handful of changes for the trip to Westbury.

Ross Flitney replaced Bert White in goal, whilst Josh Carmichael was handed a first start at the expense of Lovell, who dropped to the bench.

Magpies were ahead inside the opening 10 minutes. Jonathan Hill in the Westbury goal could only parry an initial effort from a free kick, Baker swooping in to tuck home and put the away side into the lead.

That was the highlight of the first period, with the only other notable action Flitney’s stop to deny Westbury’s Ryan Bole.

In the second half, both goalkeepers were called into expected saves, but it was the hosts who were slowly turning up the pressure.

Eventually it told, as a long ball over the top to captain Charlie Walton was squeezed to Bradley Norris to slot past Flitney and restore parity.

Four minutes later, substitute Harvey Flippance put the hosts into the lead for the first time on the night.

The striker managed to get a header to Callum Demkiv’s cross, beating Flitney.

Another sub would impact the game with a header of their own.

Lovell came off the bench to leap and power home with his head to restore parity on 83 minutes.

But just a minute later, Magpies would trail again.

Demkiv popped up to put Westbury into the lead for a second time, his last action of the game as he was subbed off for Stephen Hulbert.