Senior will not take any risks with ace Dovell

GROIN INJURY: Ryan Dovell, second left

GROIN INJURY: Ryan Dovell, second left

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TREVOR Senior is considering resting Ryan Dovell for the next couple of weeks ahead of a key run of fixtures in December.

The ex-Dorchester Town forward is currently Bridport’s leading scorer but he has been struggling of late with a groin problem and his boss does not want to risk him any further.

Senior said: “Ryan had to come off after 35 minutes in the 1-0 defeat at Brislington last Saturday due to his groin again and I think we might rest him now for a couple of weeks.

“We have got a really important month coming up in December when we take on a lot of the teams around us and I would rather have him available for that than risk him over the next fortnight.

“The only problem we have with that is that Ben Clarke is now away for two weeks on holiday, which leaves us a bit light up front, but it is something we will just have to overcome.

“Dean Ritchie will be back for the trip to Hallen tomorrow (3pm) after being cup-tied, which will be a boost, and there are a couple of other options too.

“We have some difficult games coming up with Bishop Sutton and Larkhall Athletic to follow but we are not far away and if we keep working hard I am sure we will get our rewards.”

The Bees have won just one out of their last nine in the Toolstation Western Premier Division where they currently sit 14th.

As for Hallen, they lie third and are currently on a winning streak of five games in all competitions.

Bees (from): S Filkins, J Filkins, Evans, Morgan, S Buckler, M Buckler, Hayter, Hailu, Luke, Wise, Dovell, Legg, Condliffe, Ritchie.

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