BRIDPORT 1 BRISTOL MANOR FARM 1
THE Bees were unfortunate not to claim all three points at St Mary’s Field.
The hosts outplayed Bristol Manor Farm for much of the contest and deservedly took the lead in the second half when Ryan Dovell headed home via the underside of the crossbar.
They then went on to create a couple more opportunities to grab a second only to then concede just 10 minutes from time.
Bridport boss Trevor Senior told Echosport: “We totally dominated and played really well.
“It was 0-0 at half-time but on another day we could have easily been in front.
“Ryan shot over on 20 minutes following a fine pass from Matt Condliffe and we also had a couple of other chances but we just couldn’t finish any of them off.
“We then came out in the second half and continued from where we had left off with the goal finally arriving through a superb header from Ryan at the far post following a cross from Dan Peart.
“At that stage we looked in complete control and nearly went on to add a second when Ryan, Dan Wise and Chris Luke all combined to tee up Dan Peart but unfortunately his shot went off target.
“Sam Filkins had hardly had a save to make but then with 10 minutes remaining the ball broke to one of their lads who stuck it in from 12 yards.
“It definitely felt like two points dropped but at the same time I was delighted with the performance.”
Bridport now sit fifth in the Toolstation Western League Premier Division, just three points adrift of the top three.
This Saturday’s assignment will see them travel to Winterbourne United, who currently lie 17th.
Bees: Filkins, Evans, Condliffe, Hill, Senior, Hayter, Luke (Scovell 88), Wise, Dovell (B Clarke 70), Legg, Peart (M Buckler 75).
Bees’ Man of the Match: Chris Luke