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BEES: Street focus for Bridport in Good Friday clash
GOOD Friday could be a great one for Bridport tomorrow if they can see off Street at St Mary’s Field (3pm).
Trevor Senior’s side have something of a score to settle with their opponents after an eventful clash in Somerset on Boxing Day.
The Bees led that encounter 3-0 at one stage, only for fourth-placed Street to peg them back with three goals of their own and force a draw.
However, Bridport will be gunning for a third straight league win without striker Ryan Dovell, who is out with a hamstring injury.
Darren Watts is unlikely to be available due to work commitments but Max Buckler, missing for the last two games with a groin problem, should return.
And if the previous couple of meetings between the clubs are anything to go by, tomorrow’s showdown should be full of goals.
“We played them on Boxing Day and let a 3-0 lead slip as they came back in the second half to draw,” said Senior.
“Whenever we’ve played them in the last two years they have been high scoring games.
“There are usually goals but that will probably mean it’s going to be 0-0.”
He continued: “I think they were expecting to challenge for the title this season, but they’ve still got some decent players.
“Mark Salter is always dangerous and has scored goals at a higher level, so he is someone we’ll have to watch.
“But we’ll be confident after winning at Radstock.”
That 3-0 victory on Tuesday, thanks to goals from Jamie Filkins, Dan Wise and substitute Matt Morley, gave the Bees their third Toolstation Western League Premier Division triumph in five outings.
They were aided by the hosts who had a player sent off for dissent just before half-time.
Senior added: “It was probably the first game this season where we have led and been really comfortable.
“I didn’t feel there was any threat from them or that they were going to get back in the game.
“All they did was knock the ball long and try to stop us from playing on a really bobbly pitch.
“We were taking too many touches in the first 20 minutes but then the penny dropped and we started putting the ball in areas that caused them problems.
“It was good to get another win and keep a clean sheet.”
Tom Richardson, Filkins and Wise were all on the scoresheet last Saturday when Bridport lost 4-3 at home to Bitton.
The Bees are also in action on Monday with a derby trip to Gillingham Town (3pm).
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