Clarke 66pen


Tayor 20, Frear 86

A LATE Mark Frear goal condemned Bridport to defeat at St Mary’s Field.

The Bees were looking likely to pick up their first home points of the season until a freak 86th minute winner from the visitors.

The opening minutes of this Toolstation Western League Premier Division clash were even, but neither side was able to produce a shot on goal.

Brislington took the lead on 20 minutes when, on the break,

Mason Dagger sent in a cross from the left which Clark

Taylor headed back across the goal and in, despite home keeper Jordon Scadding’s best


Six minutes later, Tom Richardson kept the Bees in the game with a goal-line clearance but Bridport kept their best spell for the last 10 minutes of the half as Callum Thompson had a shot saved with 37 minutes elapsed and in quick succession Lewis Clarke and Dec Cornish also threatened the visitors’ goal.

The introduction of Will Gape at the break strengthened the Bees in midfield and the two sides swapped near misses before Brislington substitute Christian Ayaabah, conceded a penalty six minutes after coming on.

The spot-kick was confidently converted by Clarke, and this gave Bridport to impetus to

produce some of their best football of the season at home so


In quick succession, Thompson had a shot deflected and substitute Joe Charles was narrowly beaten to the ball by Brislington keeper Liam May as the former raced through from midfield.

However, disaster struck the Bees with four minutes remaining when a hopeful cross from the left touchline by Fear deceived Scadding in the home goal and the ball looped over him for the winner.

In one final dramatic moment, Brislington survived a goal-line clearance before referee Timothy Burley brought proceedings to a close.

Bees: Scadding, Wall, Phillips, Warren (White 89), Wells - Burr, Beals, Coombs (Gape 45), Richardson, Clarke, Thompson, Cornish (Charles 70). Sub not used: Hewitt, Dovell

Attendance: 100