BRIDPORT assistant-manager Paddy Behan admitted the Bees need to be “totally on our game” when they travel to Willand Rovers in the Toolstation Western League Premier Division on Saturday (3pm).

Rovers lie second in the table, six places above Bridport, and beat the Bees 5-1 at St Mary’s Field before Behan’s side avenged that with a 2-1 victory in the Les Phillips Cup.

Despite having beaten the heavy-scoring Willand, who knocked league leaders Street out of the FA Vase with a stunning 7-1 victory in October, Behan is wary of their quality.

He said: “They’ve got great consistency and we have to be totally on our game and they maybe have to have a bit of an off day.

“They score a lot of goals and don’t concede a lot. They’re one of the top two sides and have beaten Street 7-1. It’s on the day as well, hopefully our players have really good ones.”

Last weekend, Bridport’s league game at Cadbury Heath was postponed, adding to the Bees’ already congested fixture list.

But Behan feels the unexpected break has come at the right time for some of Bridport’s squad members, who have been nursing “niggles”, but Ed Butcher is still out after needing stitches in a thigh wound.

He said: “We’ve had quite a few games on heavy pitches and we’ve had a chance to rest a few niggles.

“Ed Butcher is out, which is a blow. It’s a shame for Ed because he’s been playing well.

“But we’ve got Kameron Andrews back, the postponement has given him an extra week. He’s a talented lad. Apart from that there’s no dramas and everyone is fit and ready to go.”

The Bees also face leaders Street on Boxing Day at St Mary’s Field (1pm), with Behan expecting the Cobblers to be on a revenge mission after Bridport knocked them out of the FA Cup preliminary round with a 3-1 win.

He said: “I think because we’ve beaten them in the FA Cup they will be coming to turn us over. We had a gameplan against them and it worked. We’ll be looking to do a similar job on them.”