BEAMINSTER’S dream of reaching the Dorset Intermediate Cup final was ended by a horror 10-minute spell as Maiden Newton & Cattistock claimed a 3-2 win at the Memorial Ground.

Murray Legg’s Rainbows held the Stags for the first half but the visitors sprinted into a 3-0 lead after the break.

Two goals from ex-Dorchester Sports midfielder Jamie Quinton and an Olly Mullins strike put the Stags in total control.

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To their credit, the Rainbows set up a tense finish with goals from Dom McAllister and Noah House but the Stags held on to book a final with Mere, who beat Ridgeway 1-0 in the other semi-final.

Speaking to the Bridport News, Legg said: “I’m disappointed to lose.

“We were the better team in the first half and pressed well, winning individual battles and the ball back in good areas but were kept to shots from distance.

“We started the second half really poorly, conceding three soft goals within the first 10 minutes, all of which were preventable.

“Dom and Noah replied but we couldn’t find an equaliser.

“A hard one to take as a crazy 10 minutes has cost us the game. Without that, the performance was good and deserving of the win.

“We just didn’t do enough of the right things at the right times, definitely a missed opportunity.”

Beaminster next visit Sturminster Newton Reserves on Saturday (3pm).