SAM Charles has played his last game for Bridport for a while and is off Down Under.

The former Weymouth striker will be much missed at St Mary’s Field and Trevor Senior has wished him all the best on his travels.

The Bridport boss said: “Sam is going to Australia so we won’t be seeing him now for quite a while.

“He has just recovered from injury and is off travelling with a view to staying over there, depending on the work situation.

“I am pleased with what he did for the club during his time here.

“He has been very unlucky with injuries but he has scored some good goals for us and is a very honest lad.”

Bridport are scheduled to travel to Radstock Town on Saturday (3pm).

So far the Bees have only played two games this year due to the adverse weather and Senior cannot wait to get back in the groove.

He added: “It is usually fairly heavy at Radstock but hopefully the game will be on.

“We beat them 2-1 earlier in the season but the winner didn’t come until the final minute.

“Had we converted our chances that day, we would have beaten them a lot more comfortably and hopefully we can go to their place this weekend and get another positive result.

“We should be at full strength and, to be honest, we just want to get back playing again.

“We have all got out of the routine and we need to get back into it as soon as we can, especially as the games are likely to come thick and fast now until the end of the season.”

Bridport have only taken one point from their last five games in the Toolstation Western Premier Division, although four of those matches came against the top-four sides in the division. The other one was a local derby at Sherborne Town.

As for Radstock, they are struggling near the foot of the table with just 19 points from 24 games.

They also have one of the worst defensive records in the league, having shipped 55 goals already this season.