BRIDPORT will attempt to reach the Walter C Parson Cup final when they take on holders Okehampton Argyle at Cullompton this evening (7.30pm).

Chris Herbst’s side saw the initial tie postponed due to a waterlogged pitch and, weather permitting, will hope to get the job done at the second time of asking.

However, standing in their way are Okehampton, who finished second in the Premier East last season and are looking to defend their title.

Bridport have unfinished business in cup competitions this season after their 2-1 Dorset Senior Cup semi-final defeat by Hamworthy Rec.

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Speaking before the tie, Bridport assistant Mark Lock believes the final, and a potential meeting with Elburton Villa, is well within the Bees’ grasp.

He said: “They’re a good side, Okehampton. We beat them at their place but we snatched it at the end.

“They don’t give many goals away and we’ve got to try and keep a clean sheet, then get up the other end and score.

“In semi-finals, no-one remembers the loser. It’s important for us to get a result on the positive side. It will help us towards the end of the season.”

He added: “It’s a must-win for us, our season needs to end on a reasonable high.

“Don’t get me wrong, we’ve done very well but it would be disappointing not to get to a final having been in two semi-finals.”

Bridport could be without key striker Sol Ayunga after he travelled to Africa to watch brother Jonah in action for Kenya against Malawi.

Bridport skipper Luke King is in contention but Brad Rowe and Darren Lock (ankle) are doubts.

On Ayunga, Mark Lock added: “It’s a big miss for us, because with his pace he would’ve been ideal. I think we’re going to have to go with Brad or figure it out with Fred (Parsons).

“The lads are all pushing for places, so we have got a selection nightmare to make sure we’ve got the correct line-up.”

Bridport are the designated home team for the tie, which will go to extra-time and penalties if level after 90 minutes.