Senior's Heath hope

BACK IN THE SQUAD: Ryan Hayter, left

BACK IN THE SQUAD: Ryan Hayter, left

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TREVOR Senior is hopeful of seeing the Bees’ scoring run continue at home to high-flying Cadbury Heath tomorrow (3pm).

Bridport have plundered 11 goals in their last four outings, creating a plethora of goalscoring opportunities.

On the flip side, the St Mary’s Field outfit have also conceded nine times in the same period.

But their manager remains optimistic heading into tomorrow’s visit of second-placed Heath, to whom they suffered a 1-0 defeat only four weeks ago.

He said: “We have been conceding goals but we are scoring at the same time.

“We have 11 goals in four games and we have been creating chances, which is good. Hopefully that will continue tomorrow.

“We felt we did okay at their place a few weeks ago and although we lost by the odd goal, we could have got something out of it.

“They are a decent side and they are second in the table for a reason. I’m sure they will be in the shake-up at the end of the season.”

Sam Filkins, Ryan Hayter, Matt Condliffe and recent acquisition Dean Ritchie are all set to return to the squad but Russell Legg serves a one-match ban and Chris Luke is a doubt through injury.

Meanwhile, new signing Ben Cochrane, who has yet to feature in Bridport colours, looks set for a swift exit from St Mary’s Field.

Senior explained: “We signed Ben last week but we have now had a seven-day approach from Sherborne and it looks like he might be going back there.”

Last time out, the Bees booked their place in the last eight of the Dorset Senior Cup with a 2-1 victory over lower-league Chickerell United.

Reflecting on the second round triumph, Senior added: “It was one of those games where we were on a hiding to nothing. We were not going to get any credit for winning so the main thing was to just win the game.

“Fair play to Chickerell as they made it hard work but chances-wise we had enough to win the game more convincingly.

“It was 0-0 at half-time and we found it hard to break them down. Our final pass wasn’t great but every time we put crosses in we looked dangerous.

“And that’s how the first goal came about with Jamie Filkins scoring his first competitive goal for the club.

“We had told Max Buckler to push 10 yards further up the pitch and within two minutes he smacked one into the top corner to make it 2-0.

“With a couple of minutes to go I turned around to our bench and said it would be nice if we could keep clean sheet, but they scored just 30 seconds later.”

Bees (from): S Filkins, Evans, Morgan, Condliffe, Hayter, S Buckler, M Buckler, J Filkins, Wise, Luke, Dovell, B Clarke, Ritchie, G Bulman.

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