BRIDPORT are “making progress” after two pre-season friendly victories, boss Rob Marquis admitted.

Marquis led a Bees XI to a 3-2 victory over Balti Sports, Curtis Hansford opening the scoring before new signing Troy Walbridge netted twice to sink the Dorset Premier League (DPL) side.

Another Bridport XI then overcame Wincanton 4-1, Dan Baggs, Josh Hunter, Riley Greenwood-Neate and Benji Hall all scoring.

However, the only blot on the Bees’ copybook came on Tuesday night when an Alex Godfrey strike sealed a 1-0 victory for DPL outfit Dorchester Sports.

Speaking to the Bridport News, Marquis said of the Balti game: “It was a good performance all-round, all the players applied themselves very well.

“I’ve no complaints and it was informative for Shaun (Annetts, assistant) and I. There are things to work on, but that’s the nature of the beast.

“We look to be making progress, which is good.”

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On Wincanton, he added: “There were different personnel. A couple of lads that Shaun and I brought in.

“Again, they all played very well. Defensively, we were a bit quiet and we need to organise at the back a bit more.

“It’s stuff to work on, although we’ve won 4-1 we can never stop improving.”

Bridport have also added another signing, forward Malachi Thomas, to their ranks.

Thomas has experience with Poole Town and Champion Sports.

Bridport now take two teams of 11 to Lyme Regis on Saturday for a double header with the Seasiders.

The Bees will then gain a good measure of where they stand on Tuesday night when fellow ninth-tier side Portland United visit St Mary’s Field (7.45pm).