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BEES: Keeper Weeks is in for Bridport
6:00am Tuesday 22nd October 2013 in Sport
BRIDPORT v WILLAND ROVERS
PORTLAND United keeper Ashley Weeks will cover for first-choice Bridport stopper Sam Filkins against Willand Rovers tonight (7.45pm).
Weeks has signed dual registration forms with Filkins missing the match due to university commitments.
Shaun Lillington filled in for Filkins when he was away last season but he is unavailable this time around following surgery on his appendix.
Bridport, who drew 1-1 at home to Slimbridge on Saturday, go into tonight’s clash looking to avoid a league double at the hands of the visitors.
Willand won the reverse Toolstation Western League Premier Division clash at the start of September, but while Filkins will be a big miss, boss Trevor Senior is confident his replacement can do a job.
“I’ve spoken to Gary Bailey at Portland and he is happy for Ashley to help us out, which is very kind of him and the club,” said Senior. “It means Ashley will be able to play for us when we need him, providing it doesn’t clash with anything Portland are doing.
“It’s perhaps a bit of a step up for Ashley but he has got plenty of experience, he’s a good shot stopper, and I’m confident he will do fine for us.”
Jamie Filkins returns to the squad while Chris Senior and Ryan Dovell, who both went off with injuries on Saturday, are set to feature.
Bees (from): Weeks, Senior, C Clarke, Evans, Watts, Hayter, Luke, Wise, Dovell, Richardson, Condliffe, J Filkins, Morley, M Buckler, Scott
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