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Reserves held by Weymouth rivals
Bridport RESERVES 1 WEYMOUTH RESERVES 1
BRIDPORT Reserves had to settle for a draw after letting a one-goal lead slip at St Mary’s Field.
Jack Scovell put the Bees ahead just after half-time only for Adam Frame to come off the bench to rescue a point for the Terras, who nearly went on to claim all three.
Bridport boss Robin Town-send said: “A draw was probably a fair reflection but the fact we got our noses in front and failed to see the game out was a little bit disappointing.
“In fact, as soon as they scored they probably looked the stronger side and had two or three chances to win it.
“Both teams did lack a bit of quality at times but there was also some good young talent on display and I was especially pleased for Jack Scovell, who is coming on leaps and bounds.”
Jamie Beasley and Sanchez Baker both threatened for the Terras before Jamie Perry raced off his line and made a smart save with his feet to thwart the Bees from taking the lead.
However, there was nothing the visiting keeper could do on 50 minutes when a momentary lapse from his side enabled Bridport to intercept the ball at a throw-in and set up Scovell, who fired home from close range.
Despite that setback though, Weymouth continued to battle and after Baker went close again, they finally got the goal their endeavour deserved when Matt Morley and Liam Greatrex combined to tee up Frame.
After that the Terras went on to look the more threatening side and nearly claimed the win in the dying seconds when Greatrex found the net only to see his effort ruled out by an offside flag against Matt Head.
The Bees, who now lie eighth in the Magna Dorset Premier League, will be back on hometurf again on Saturday when they host Merley Cobham Sports (3pm).
Bees: Fry, Rowe, A Clarke, Stordy, G Bulman, Fleet, Cummings (McAllister 60), Herbst (Gale 75), C Bulman, Morgan, Scovell. Sub not used: Falvey.