BRIDPORT Reserves slipped to a heavy 6-0 home defeat as Blandford United continued their red-hot scoring streak in the Jewson Dorset Premier League.

Blandford were coming into the game at St Mary’s Field having thrashed Balti Sports 9-0 on Saturday.

And the Royals took just three minutes to open the scoring against the Bees as Joe Freak touched home from close range.

Bridport’s defence, fragile on confidence after a 5-1 defeat by Sturminster Newton on Saturday, then conceded a penalty from which Steve Smith beat Sam Moggeridge in the home goal.

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Teenage talent Kieran Coombs mishit his shot after racing through on goal for Bridport and the Royals swiftly made it 3-0 after 18 minutes when Will Johnson netted outside the area.

Pat Jenkins repeated the trick for 4-0 and Reuben Stanley hit the post as Blandford threatened to repeat their scoreline of four days previous.

Bridport played with pride in the second half and were unlucky to see Dom McAllister wobble the inside post and keeper Mark Ford block the rebound.

The Bees tired in the closing stages, though, as Freak squared for Joe Kempster to score in the 86th minute and the substituted completed a brace in stoppage-time after Smith’s clever flick.

It was the 11th goal Bridport had shipped after Saturday, although they made Stur work extremely hard for victory.

The match was locked at 1-1 after McAllister had cancelled out Ash Clarke’s opener for the league leaders.

However, Will Guppy sprung the offside trap and scored to break Bridport’s resolve in the 65th minute.

Elliot Bevis then netted direct from a corner for 3-1 before a late Ryan Gall own goal and a good finish from Jamie Danoris rounded off a flattering scoreline.

Bees’ boss Adam Herring said: “The last few games we seem to be playing teams who are having to win to stay at the top.

“The fixtures haven’t been great in recent weeks.”

On the Blandford game, Herring added: “The second half was a lot more of a fighting performance. It was just a shame to ship two at the end.”

Bridport remain 16th but now possess a nine-point cushion over Shaftesbury Reserves after the Rockies were handed a six-point deduction for failing to fulfil their fixture against Balti Sports.

Bees v Blandford: Moggeridge, Ja Scadding, Hyett, Wellman, N House, A Steele (Etherington 65), McAllister, Burwood, Mann (Kirkbridge 70), Coombs, Baggs. Sub not used: Leader.