BRIDPORT boss Adam Fricker feels it would be “foolish” not to be confident of winning ahead of their FA Cup second qualifying round clash with Cadbury Heath at St Mary’s Field on Saturday.

The Bees entertain fellow Toolstation Western Premier Division side Cadbury with a place in the third qualifying round and £4,500 on offer to the winners.

Bridport have already enjoyed a 4-1 win away at Heath this season, but when asked whether knowing his opponents so well was an advantage, Fricker told the Bridport News that “it works both ways”.

He said: “I don’t think it’s a disadvantage or an advantage, it works both ways.

“They know what we’re about. They had their striker missing when we played up at their place and we also had a few players missing.”

Fricker is set to welcome back key players Andy Martin, Leigh Bailey and Mark Salter to the fold, but Louis Rutter and Lee Sweet sit out due to injury and being cup-tied respectively.

The Bees’ boss added that he will try not to “put too much pressure” on his players ahead of the game.

“We try not to put too much pressure on the lads and play it down as much as we can. From our perspective I don’t think we probably expected to get as far as we have got.

“I think it would be foolish not to be confident. We’ve built a decent squad this season and they’ve proved that to get this far.

“It’s going to be a tough game and we’ve got to do the right things to get a result,.

“It’s two evenly matched teams and we need to be confident,” he said.