DORCHESTER Sports earned their first Dorset Premier League win of the season with a dominant 2-0 victory over Bridport Reserves at St Mary’s Field.

After their 4-0 loss to Merley on the opening day, having controlled the first half of that clash, Sports bounced back tremendously.

Ashley James’ men barely afforded the young Bees a shot at goal, with goalkeeper Antony Frost a virtual spectator for large periods.

Sports quickly banished the memories of a wasteful first half against Merley by taking the lead just three minutes in.

Dorchester Town youngster Charlie Gosney swung in a corner which was met by Adam Anstey, the defender directing his header expertly past home keeper Jordon Scadding.

Sports pushed for a second that nearly came courtesy of new signing Alex Godfrey when the forward blazed over a good one-on-one chance.

Godfrey was set clean through on 48 minutes but this time was denied by a fabulous stop from Scadding, before Gosney fired wide four minutes later.

Sports finally got the second goal their authority deserved in the 65th minute, Darren Watts rifling a left-footed strike into the top corner from the edge of the box.

Speaking to Echosport, James admitted all three points were crucial after a strong summer of recruitment.

“It was vital that we won, all the pressure was on us to go there and win,” he said.

“You can’t sign all these players and not get wins. We’ve got a good team this year, so we’re expecting to do well.

“If it doesn’t tick you’re not going to win games. You’ve got to work hard and we did that.

“We’re delighted with the win and that will give us massive confidence going into Blandford on Saturday, which will be another tricky away game.”

James also praised his back line for handling the Bees’ attack.

“We dealt with all their threats well,” he said. “Adam Anstey and Jamie Symes were solid at the back for us. We were in complete control and didn’t look in any danger.

“I don’t think Antony had a save to make. It was a great base to build upon and we were pretty dominant from start to finish. To win 2-0 away is very pleasing.”

Sports: Frost, Smith, Symes, Anstey, A Gould, Samways, Watts, G Will, Gosney (West 60), Godfrey (Hewitt 70), Rawlings (Sibley 60). Subs not used: Hill, Mansley.