9:05am Wednesday 25th January 2012
By Adam Summers
TREVOR Senior’s comeback kids will be out to secure another crucial victory on Saturday at fellow strugglers Corsham Town.
The Bees came back from two goals down to win 5-4 at Radstock Town last weekend and their delighted boss is hoping the victory is the sign of better times ahead.
Senior said: “We desperately needed a win at Radstock and in that sense it was a job well done.
“The conditions were blustery and with the wind against us in the first half they took a 3-1 lead into the interval and it would have been worse had Sam Filkins not made a superb save to his left to keep out a penalty.
“Although I was disappointed with how sloppy a couple of their goals were I couldn’t really have a go at the lads at the break because we had actually played some good stuff and could have had a couple more ourselves.
“Then, within the first three minutes of the second half, we managed to hit back twice to make it 3-3.
“It was an incredible response from the lads and after they missed a couple of half chances to regain the lead, we then went on to grab two more before they scored from a quick free-kick to make it a nail-biting finale.
“Thankfully we held on and all I can do is praise the players for the tremendous character they showed.
“To be 3-1 down and then pull it back to lead 5-3 was a fantas- tic effort and the work they put in throughout was just sup- erb.
“Hopefully, this will now start a positive run-in to the end of the season because not only did we have to scrap out the result but we also played some good stuff in the process.
“Football is mostly about taking your chances at the right time and hopefully this is a sign of things to come.”
A rare misjudgement by Filkins handed Radstock the opening goal but the Bees were soon back level when some hesitant defending allowed Russell Legg to convert a cross from Tom Richardson.
However, the hosts then forged ahead again and would have been three up at half-time had they not squandered a penalty.
The Bees brought the game back level with two goals in three minutes at the start of the second half courtesy of efforts from Jamie Morgan and Legg before Matt Condliffe and substitute Mitch Conning put the visitors 5-3 ahead.
Radstock pulled one back from a set-piece in the latter stages but were unable to force an equaliser, despite Chris Senior being stretchered off for Bridport with a calf problem.
The injury has made the defender a doubt for the trip to second-bottom Corsham but Darren Lock could feature after returning from suspension.
Shane Evans is suspended while Sam Charles remains sidelined with a knee injury.
Bridport currently sit three places and 10 points above Corsham in the Toolstation West-ern Premier Division, having played one game less.
Bees: Filkins, Condliffe, Clarke, Charles, Senior, Hayter, Legg (Luke 72), Wise, Richardson (Hill 81), Watts, Morgan (Conning 68).
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