CORFE Castle boss Martin Patterson was jubilant after his side earned a 1-0 win at Beaminster – but criticised the West Dorset outfit for comments made on their official Twitter feed, writes GARETH DAVIES.

Arun Brassington netted the game’s only goal as Corfe continued their fine start to life in the Dorset Senior League, remaining top of the pile.

The win was due in no small part to an excellent rearguard action with Patterson heaping praise on defensive linchpin Bobby McCuish and former Bashley goalkeeper David Elm, the latter’s contribution described as “outstanding” by the Castle chief.

Patterson told the Advertiser: “Defensively we were brilliant and had to be, too. Bobby McCuish led the back four really well and David Elm kept us in the game.

“Elmo was outstanding in keeping a clean sheet which contributed massively to a solid away performance.

“Beaminster tweeted afterwards that we were the worst side they had faced this season which I thought was a little disrespectful – comments like that lack class.

“I’ll admit we weren’t at our best, especially going forward, but to win when you haven’t played well is pleasing, although we’re not getting carried away after just five games.”

In the Dorset Premier League, Swanage Town & Herston lost 5-3 at Holt United while Wareham Rangers were beaten 4-3 by visitors Shaftesbury Town reserves.