DORCHESTER recovered from losing a quick goal to record a narrow win over previously unbeaten visitors Hartley Wintney with a 2-1 win.

The Row took the lead in the second minute. A long throw from Steve Noakes near the left side corner flag was flicked on and Claudio Herbert headed home from close range.

A minute later, a free -kick from Claudio Herbert found Nic Ciardini and the striker’s shot brought out a good stop with his foot by Kingsley Latham in the Magpies goal.

At the other end a free kick on the right from Cameron Murray was headed wide by Callum Rose.

The Magpies played some good football on the 4G surface as the game became very open. Cameron Murray was at the centre of many moves for Dorchester and he set up Dom Panesar-Dower who fired over on 11 minutes.

The Row had a strong hand ball claim two minutes later, after Nic Ciardini out muscled a home defender and his cross appeared to hit a hand.

In an end to end game Cameron Murray created space for the home side on 15 minutes and his parting shot was saved by Hartley goalkeeper Stuart Norman who was well positioned.

If the Row felt hard done by with the previous penalty claim on 18 minutes referee Phillip Eddie pointed to the spot for a Row penalty after a push on Mikey Campbell.

Campbell took the kick but Kingsley Latham guessed right and pulled off a good save.

This appeared to lift the Magpies and they pulled level on 26 minutes.

A fluent move involving several players saw the ball switched to Harry Kite on the edge of the box. The midfielder curled in a good strike.

The Magpies were unlucky on 30 minutes when a cross from Callum Thompson was headed against the crossbar by Kyle Egan.

The Row responded and on 39 minutes a good run down the right by Louie Paget saw his cross not fully cleared.

The ball fell to Claudio Herbert who saw his effort saved by the feet of Latham.

Dorchester took the lead on 43 minutes. A quick break from defence saw Panesar-Dower feed in Ashley Pope who ran on and finished well.

Hartley had one last effort in the half when Jack French tried his luck from 25 yards, but the ball went just over the bar.

The game tightened up after the break but on 52 minutes a good move by the Magpies led to an effort from Panesar-Dower which was deflected for a corner.

On 63 minutes Callum Thompson set up Murray who brought out a good save from Stuart Norman in the Row goal.

The Row got on top and on 73 minutes a good move created a chance for Mikey Campbell who saw his effort deflected wide.

Dorchester had a chance on 76 minutes after a surging run down the left by sub Cameron Allen. His parting shot which brought a good save from Norman After constant Row pressure a cross from Jake Baxter was headed over by a well placed Claudio Herbert on 83 minutes.

The Row continued to press prompted by good link up play down the right between Louie Paget and Nathan Smart.

However, the Magpies defence held firm. Hartley continued to press and deep into stoppage time Liam Eagle headed a Herbert cross just over.

The final whistle signalled the end of the Rows unbeaten run. Stuart Norman did well in goal, but Hartley are unlucky in the sense that he is the fourth goalkeeper to be used this season in just six matches for unfortunate reasons.

In addition, holidays have meant players away and a constant re-shuffling of the team.

All being well hopefully a more settled Row squad will be available for next Saturday’s FA Cup match at Dorking Wanderers.

Joint manager Dan Turkingham said: “We felt this was a winnable game but we did not perform as well as we know we could.

“The missed penalty could have made a difference, but Mikey has scored three already and the shot was well struck.

He added: “We did not operate well as a unit and at this level it is likely to cost. There are no excuses for the result.”