BEES: Bridport going for a Longwell double

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TREVOR Senior will be after a repeat performance this Saturday when the Bees travel to Longwell Green Sports in the Toolstation Western Premier Division (3pm).

Bridport went down 4-0 at Weymouth in the quarter-finals of the Dorset Senior Cup on Tuesday night but the scoreline certainly did not reflect the game.

The West Dorset outfit matched the Terras for long periods in the tie and Senior believes a similar display this Saturday at Longwell Green Sports would be more than enough to claim the points.

He said: “I think the scoreline flattered Weymouth a bit in the end but it all comes down to finishing and they took their chances well.

“They had two opportunities in the first half and stuck them both away before we then had a good spell after the break but couldn’t make it count.

“Had Darren Watts’ header gone in from Dan Wise’s superb cross we would have been right back in it but, in the end, we tried to push on in the closing stages and ended up getting caught out on two more occasions.

“Overall, I thought we gave a decent account of ourselves against strong opposition and if we play like that at Longwell Green on Saturday I will be more than happy.”

The Bees chalked up their first home win of the season by beating the Green 4-0 back on September 14 and looking at the formbook they are clear favour-ites to overcome them again this weekend.

Senior’s men are currently unbeaten in six in the league while Longwell have picked up just one point from their last four.

Last weekend, the Bees showed great character to hit back late in a 1-1 draw against Hallen but Senior was still a little disappointed with the outcome.

He added: “There have been three or four league games already this season where I feel we have dropped points and last Saturday was one of them.

“Hallen were not particularly great and, had we played like I know we can, I have no doubts we would have won it.

“It was good to keep our decent run going but it was still a bit disappointing to drop two more points.”

Darren Watts grabbed the equaliser against Hallen with an 89th-minute header following a brilliant cross from Dan Wise.

That result has left the Bees one spot and three points above the Green in 13th place. However, the Bristol outfit have played three games less.

Bees (from): S Filkins, J Filkins, Staines, Evans, Watts, Hayter, M Buckler, Luke, Wise, Morley, Dovell, Condliffe, Richardson, C Clarke, King.


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