FOOTBALL: Bees delight boss Senior

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BRIDPORT 2 BRISLINGTON 0

BEES' boss Trevor Senior was delighted with his side’s performance after Bridport knocked off Brislington at St Mary’s Field.

The visitors, who had won their last four games in the league prior to kick off, were shell-shocked thanks to second-half strikes from Bridport’s Tom Richardson and Darren Watts.

“I’m very happy, we were much better and we deserved the win,” Senior told Echosport.

“We were looking for a response after Saturday’s defeat and we got it and that was what I was most proud of.

“I’m really pleased with the clean sheet as well. They didn’t really have any chances in the first half and only had one good opportunity throughout the whole game.

“We made a few changes, looked solid all round and thoroughly deserved the three points.”

In a goalless first half, a notable highlight was when Dan Wise saw the visiting goalkeeper off his line and struck an audacious free-kick, which cannoned off the crossbar from 40 yards out.

Ten minutes into the second period, Wise then turned provider as he whipped in a corner from the left and Richardson was on hand to slot the ball home at the back post.

The hosts then doubled their lead 15 minutes from time when a well-worked move from another Wise corner found Darren Watts, whose side-foot finish found the back of the net to give Senior’s men all three points.

The only negative of the evening was striker Ryan Dovell’s early exit, after he suffered a knock to his knee in the first half.

The result means Senior’s men move on to 38 points in the Western Premier Division, and have taken 11 points from their last six league outings.

Bees: S Filkins, J Filkins, Condliffe, Evans (Senior 75), Watts, Ry Hayter, Luke, Wise, Richardson (Hailu 84), Dovell (Morley 46), Stewart.

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