BRIDPORT finally ended their winless run in midweek games with a 2-1 win away to Wells City in the Toolstation Western Premier Division.

Goals from Ben Wood and Tom Richardson were enough to stave off a second-half Wells fightback as Ben Harris pulled a goal back to set up a tense finish.

But following the win, Bees’ assistant-manager Paddy Behan admitted he was “really pleased” with his side’s start to the season.

He told Echosport: “We played very well against Bridgwater last week and deserved more than a point that we got.

“First half at Wells we were good but second half I think tiredness came into our game. We have played a lot of football since the beginning of August.

“We still had some very good chances but we just didn’t see them off. We had a mix-up for their goal and it just fell nicely for their lad and he slid it past Hutch.

“We weren’t under massive amounts of pressure but it could have been much, much more comfortable.

“I think we looked slightly jaded but we’ve got a few missing and we’re really pleased with how we’ve started the season.”

Talking through the goals, Behan described the Bees’ strikes as “decent”.

He said: “The first one was a nice exchange between Leighton Thomas, Tom and Ben who finished well.

“The second one came when Ed Butcher beat the full-back and covering defender, whipped in a good cross and Tom bundled in at the back post.

“Their goal was a long punt and Ryan (Hayter) and Cam (Vere) let it bounce. Charlie (Hannam) came across and won the header but it fell to their centre forward and he ran through and slid it past Hutch.”

The result leaves Bridport in 13th place with seven points from five games.

Bees: Hutchings, Andrews, Vere, Hayter, Martin (Hannam 25), Symes, Richardson, Butcher, Thomas (Hebditch 78), Wood (Cornish 80), Salter.

n Bridport have been drawn at home against fellow Toolstation Western Premier Division side Cadbury Heath in the FA Cup second qualifying round.

Adam Fricker’s men reached this stage after a Tom Richardson goal gave them a 1-0 win over Barnstaple Town.

The Bees beat Cadbury 4-1 away earlier in the season, and the winners of the tie at St Mary’s Field will pick up £4,500. The fixture is provisionally expected to be played on Saturday, September 16.