BRIDPORT Reserves climbed above Wareham Rangers in the Jewson Dorset Premier League table after beating their opponents 3-0 away.

It was a second victory of the season for Chris Herbst’s side, who had to weather an early bright spell for the Purbeck club.

Owen Coulter-Thomas and Suwie Thompson both missed chances and Bridport punished them when Kriss Radivojsa netted a clever lob to give the Bees a 1-0 half-time lead.

Wareham continued to enjoy the majority of possession in the second half but it was Bridport who made the most of their attacks by winning a penalty 65 minutes in, smashed down the middle by Josh Baker for 2-0.

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Wareham pushed men forward in search of a route back into the game but the tactic played straight into Bridport’s hands as Radu Bogdan broke away to score a third and wrap up the three points.

Speaking to the Bridport News, Herbst said: “I would’ve snapped your hand off for 1-0, let alone three.

“At half-time I said to keep a clean sheet, I kept harping on. I was very happy, it was a good all-round performance.”

Bridport Reserves visit promoted side Sturminster Marshall on Saturday (3pm).

“They’ve got nine points so it’s going to be a tough game,” Herbst admitted.

“This DPL is definitely tough. You see Dorchester Sports, Sturminster Newton, Merley losing a couple.

“If we play like we did on Saturday, we should definitely be looking to get three points. There shouldn’t be any issues.”

James Cox, Toby Mann and Joe Etherington could return but goalkeeper Jordon Scadding is expected to continue in the first team, meaning Kian Wootton could play for the reserves.

Bees: Jo Scadding, Baker, Burwood, Bogdan, Childs, Elliott, Mansley, Morgan, Owen, Radivojsa, Weedon. Subs: Day, Evans, Strelley.