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Dynamic Dovell hailed by Senior
Bridport 4 RADSTOCK TOWN 2
TREVOR Senior has hailed the impact of returning striker Ryan Dovell.
Since rejoining the Bees from Dorchester Town, the experienced frontman has bagged nine goals in eight appearances – including all four in Saturday’s 4-2 victory over Radstock Town.
His manager said: “We have scored seven goals in our last two games and Ryan has six of them.
“That is why we brought him back and hopefully he will continue to score for us.
“He could have scored five on Saturday but we will take four, and I’m sure he will as well.
“He’s playing really well for us but it was a good team performance on Saturday.”
In fact, the Bridport boss went as far as to label the display as his side’s best of the campaign thus far.
He added: “It was a very good result as Radstock are a decent side and I don’t know how they are down where they are – they are definitely better than a bottom-three team.
“That was our best performance of the season.
“We played really well, we were good going forward and it was a good team effort.
“That’s now two good games on the trot.”
Radstock had enjoyed the better of the play in the opening quarter of an hour but soon found themselves trailing courtesy of Dovell’s deflected effort.
And the lead was doubled just five minutes later with Dovell beating gloveman Gary Stevens to a ball over the top.
Isaac Reid halved the deficit with a fine solo effort and 2-1 was how it stayed heading into the break.
Both sides traded blows in the second period with Ben Clarke and Russell Legg both going close for the Bees.
But eventually their two-goal cushion was restored with 18 minutes to go as Dovell completed his hat-trick.
The former Dorchester Town man was then denied by the woodwork before the points were finally sealed as Bridport’s man of the match headed home goal number four.
There was still time for Josh Reid to curl home a late consolation for Radstock, but the damage had been done.
Bridport, who travel to Buckland Athletic on Saturday (3pm), could even have added to their tally in the dying minutes but Chris Luke’s late drive came back off the crossbar.
Bees: S Filkins, J Filkins, C Clarke (M Buckler 84), S Buckler, Evans, Hayter, Luke, Wise, Dovell (Morgan 84), B Clarke, Legg (A Clarke 84).
Man of the Match: Ryan Dovell Attendance: 92