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Crabb looking to entice Townsend
SHERBORNE TOWN RES 0 Bridport RES 0
STEVE Crabb is interested in adding Robin Townsend to the coaching staff at Bridport Reserves.
The Bees’ joint-manager rec-kons the current Lyme Regis boss has a lot to offer the club and is hopeful the move will come to fruition at the end of the season.
Speaking after his side’s goal-less draw at Sherborne Town Reserves, Crabb said: “I am hoping to entice Robin down to Bridport.
“He has done a fantastic job at Lyme but he has already said he is stepping down this summer and there is no doubt he could bring a lot to the club.
“We want to keep progressing alongside the first team and both Mark Lock and I believe Robin can help us do that.
“He is very ambitious and if Mark and I decide one day to step down, the club would have a ready-made replacement.I am confident we can get him but we will wait and see.”
The Bees had nine players missing at Sherborne but it did give a few youngsters the opportunity to come in and impress with Luke King, Tom Knott and Rob Condliffe all getting minutes.
Crabb added: “I was disappointed we didn’t win, what with them being bottom of the league, but they have had a change of manager recently and they have certainly improved.
“With the three lads that are out for the rest of the season, we had a total of nine players missing but the lads that came in all did very well.
“It was a scrappy game on a pitch that was not conducive to good football but there is no doubt we had the better chances.
“Ben Clarke went close with a header from a corner and Jamie Morgan hit the outside of a post late on but the best opportunity fell to Michael Hailu, who unfortunately miskicked from just eight yards after Ben Clarke had crossed from the right.
“Had we scored I think it would have probably been a bit harsh on Sherborne, as they deserved their point, and although they are a long way adrift at the bottom I think they will do okay in their remaining games, partic- ularly if they continue to bat- tle in the same manner.”
The Bees, who remain eighth in the Magna Dorset Premier League, will travel to Poole Borough this Saturday where they are likely to be boosted by the returns of Darren Lock, Roger Cummings, Dominic McAllister and Jack Scovell.
Bees: Cleal, Day, A Clarke, Peart (M Lock 80), King (R Condliffe 60), Knott, Steele, Hailu, C Bulman, Morgan, B Clarke.