BRIDPORT Reserves rounded off their Jewson Dorset Premier League season with a 2-2 draw against Wareham Rangers at St Mary’s Field.

This has been a successful campaign for Chris Herbst’s Bees, reaching two cup semi-finals and the Wareham draw securing ninth spot.

While Bridport were safe, Wareham were looking to avoid finishing bottom with Corfe Castle in striking distance.

Rangers duly got off to a good start as Dan Godwin raced onto a ball over the top to fire past keeper Jordon Scadding.

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Another aerial delivery unlocked the Bees’ defence for 2-0 when Travis Holland tucked home from a corner.

However, Adam Steele got Bridport back in it just before half-time with a clinical finish.

Herbst was then able to call upon Callum Arnold for the equaliser but a winner proved elusive for both teams. Wareham also finished the league above Corfe after their 5-2 loss at Shaftesbury Reserves.

Speaking to the Bridport News, Herbst said: “It’s hard because we didn’t have anything to play for and they needed to win to make sure they stayed up.

“We didn’t start well, they went 2-0 up and then second half we dominated but just couldn’t find a third.

“I’m happy we signed off with a draw, rather than a loss.”

He added: “Once we went 2-0 down we started knocking the ball about, they went deeper and we were pressing.

“I just don’t think we would’ve found a winner. I think a draw’s a fair result because we didn’t play that well at the start.”

Bees: Jo Scadding, Adler, Baggs, Gall, A Steele (Etherington), Hunter (Elliott), Jones, Radivojsa, Baker, Strelley, Arnold.