Winger Aaron Rodriguez admitted he was “delighted and relieved” to end his long wait without a start by scoring a brace in Dorchester Town’s 4-1 win over Basingstoke, the Dorset Echo say.

Manager Callum Brooks thrust the Magpies’ number 11 into the starting line-up for the first time this calendar year and Rodriguez repaid his faith by netting his fifth and sixth goals of the season.

Former Weymouth man Rodriguez also took his career Magpies tally to 11 goals from 53 games.

Rodriguez’s strikes handed Dorchester a 2-1 lead, with Ben Seymour adding a brace to complete the scoring.

Speaking to Echosport, Rodriguez spoke of the need to be “patient” before seizing upon his chance to impress.

He said: “That was my first start this year and I’ve had to be patient this season, as have most of the other players.

“To be honest, I was so delighted and relieved to see that first one go in the net. That gave me the confidence to go on and play my normal game.”

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